Liverpool youth duo sent out on loan

Liverpool defenders Brad Smith and Rafael Paez have signed season-long loan deals away from Anfield.

20 year old Smith moves to League One side Swindon Town.  Born in Australia and living there until LFC scouts spotted him at 14 - his parentage means he has represented England at all youth levels.

He has made one senior appearance for the reds, coming on to replace an injured Joe Allen against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season.

Paez, who turns 20 this Sunday, heads to Italian side Bologna on a season long-loan deal with the Italian club aiming to make a quick return to Serie A after last season's relegation.

The Spaniard arrived at Liverpool after being released by Real Madrid a year ago.

The loan deal for Paez includes the option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

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