​Liverpool are considering ending Ryan Kent's loan spell at SC Freiburg early, after interest has emerged from several ​Championship clubs. 

The 21-year-old has found game time limited in the ​Bundesliga, as Freiburg have struggled to build on last season's success.

Kent featured in three of ​Liverpool's pre-season matches - wins against Tranmere, Hertha BSC and Athletic Club - before being shipped off to Germany.

Liverpool v Athletic Club - Pre Season Friendly

Freiburg needed the reinforcements after selling forwards Vincenzo Grifo and Maximilian Philipp to Borussia Moenchengladbach and Dortmund, respectively. 

However, manager Christian Streich has put his faith in club-owned players, while the likes of new arrivals Florian Niederlechner and Marco Terrazzino have pushed Kent further down the pecking order.

Sport-Club Freiburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga

According to the ​Echo, several Championship clubs are interested in taking the winger on loan, with ​Derby, ​Leeds and ​Middlesbrough among those interested.

​Barnsley are also keeping tabs on Kent after the youngster made 44 appearances in the English second-tier.

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Freiburg take on Werder Bremen on Wednesday night in the DFB-Pokal in what will be their last match before the winter break. The Black Forest club will not play a competitive match until the 13th January, against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The end of the Hinrunde will give Liverpool time to decide on Kent's future, as the forward has made just six league appearances, starting once.