Liverpool are set to spark a January transfer stampede by allowing Raheem Sterling to leave on loan.

Mirrorfootball understands the Reds are looking for an experienced replacement for the teenage winger, with Sporting Lisbon's Spanish international Diego Capel under consideration.

Once that man is found, England Under-21 and full international Sterling, will be allowed to join a Premier League or Championship club able to give him regular first-team football.

Earlier this week, boss Brendan Rodgers made it clear that 18-year-old has work to do to become a first-team regular at the Anfield giants.