Liverpool FC can confirm Academy forward Jack Dunn has joined Tranmere Rovers on loan until the end of the season......

That is the view of former Reds striker John Aldridge, who expects Jürgen Klopp's squad to benefit from their extra preparation time as the campaign heads towards its conclusion.

Having failed to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup, Klopp and his players have a free weekend before they return to action against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on February 27. 

And Aldo believes a short stay in La Manga will allow for plenty of team bonding, as well as some tactical tweaks on the training field.

"They'll have a few days off, regroup, it's great for morale, team spirit as well," he told Liverpoolfc.com. 

"He can work on some finer things that maybe we've fallen short of, especially in the last month or two, some fresh ideas.

"I think it's a really good idea."

A poor run of form since the turn of the year has dragged Liverpool into what is sure to be a hard-fought race for a top-four finish.

Just four points separate sixth and second place in the Premier League, and the Reds have Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United for company in that tightly packed group.

Reflecting on the battle that awaits Klopp and co, Aldridge added: "It's going to be tough. 

"You've got United now in the equation, Everton will fall short but we've got to play them as well.

"Really, Chelsea apart, you don't really know who's going to finish in those next three places.

"We want to make sure, at all costs, that we're one of them."