Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has given his thoughts on the loan system that has allowed him to send out a number of fringe players in order to gain experience.
While the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Peter Gulacsi are still considered potential stars of the future, Dalglish has admitted that one player could soon leave on a permanent deal.
Midfielder Alberto Aquilani has once again returned to Italy on a one year loan deal and Dalglish believes that the player could move to Milan at the end of the season.
"For Alberto, it was an opportunity for him to go back home. If he does well, then they [AC Milan] will purchase him," admitted the Scot.
The former Roma star has struggled to make an impression at Anfield and last season was sent to Juventus were he enjoyed a successful spell and was expected to compete for a place in the Liverpool first team.
However, Dalglish managed to sign a number of central midfielders over the summer and Aquilani was once again sent out on-loan. However, this time it seems the AC Milan is more likely to want to sign the player at the end of the season.