Rafa has a large squad at his disposal and as such it would make a great deal of sense for him to consider this deal from this newly promoted Premier League club so that these youngsters could get some much needed playing time in the top tier.
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis hopes to boost his midfield in January by sounding out Liverpool.
The Potters hope to take Liverpool youngsters Nabil El Zhar and Lucas Leiva on-loan for the second-half of the season.(tribalfootball.com)
It’s a brave move by the Potters manager but it could well just work, after all with all due respect Stoke will not be rivals for the title chasing Anfield outfit and therefore loaning out these two talented internationals. Lucas Leiva managed a handy 20 starts last term but seems lower down the pecking order now but is clearly still a player that Rafa values. Nabil El Zhar has had less of a look in at the club but has masses of potential and could do with a run of starts with a club such as Stoke City. Do Liverpool fans believe that either Lucas or El Zhar will be established stars of the future?