Academy youngster Ryan McLaughlin has joined Barnsley on an initial one-month youth loan, Liverpool Football Club confirmed today.

The 19-year-old, who signed a new contract with the Reds in July 2013, will join Danny Wilson's Championship outfit.

McLaughlin, a talented full-back, arrived at the Academy in the summer of 2011 and has represented Northern Ireland at youth level.

In 2012, he joined the Reds on their pre-season tour of North America and featured in their second fixture against AS Roma.