How are loanees Ben Davies, Ben Woodburn, Rhys Williams and Co faring away from Liverpool?

The Reds have sent players to Sheffield United, Swansea, Hearts, Blackburn, Preston and Millwall to garner regular minutes.

Liverpool get their season back under way after the international break when they host Arsenal on Saturday (17.30 GMT).

Jurgen Klopp and his troops will be relishing a return to action after suffering a first Premier League loss of the campaign at West Ham United last time out.

However, it’s not just the players at Anfield who’ll also be making a playing return.

There are several players out on loan in the Championship and the Scottish Premiership all garnering experience and minutes.

After looking at how they were faring during last month’s international break, we take a look if circumstances have changed for any of them.

Ben Davies - Sheffield United

Ben Davies warms up for Liverpool. Picture: PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The centre-back has yet to give up on a future at Anfield, having infamously not played for Liverpool since his January arrival from Preston.

However, given how United's season is going, that might be a pipedream.

The Blades languish 18th in the Championship and an immediate return to the top flight looks out of the question.

Davies, 26, has played 10 times for the Yorkshire outfit, in which they have lost half of them.

He missed United's last two games before the international break with a virus.

Rhys Williams - Swansea

Rhys Williams in action for Liverpool. Picture: Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images

The 20-year-old defender was very much sent away from Merseyside with an eye to the future.

But, so far, Williams is struggling to break his way into Russell Martin's plans in south Wales.

The Swans boss, by his own admission, knows Liverpool won't be happy with the lack of matches Williams has been handed so far.

The Reds academy product has played just four times so far and was left out of the past three match-day squads.

Swansea are 12th in the Championship.

Sheyi Ojo - Millwall

Sheyi Ojo in action for Millwall against Stoke. Picture: acques Feeney/Getty Images

The winger's someone who is very much surplus to requirements at Liverpool and is putting himself in the shop window ahead of being a free agent in the summer.

Ojo, 24, is out on loan for the fifth time in as many seasons.

In total, he's made nine outings for Millwall and started off well.

However, in the Lions' last two games, Ojo was handed a total of three minutes of action by manager Gary Rowett.

Ben Woodburn - Hearts

Ben Woodburn. Picture: Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Liverpool's youngest-ever goalscorer had it tough at Oxford and Blackpool in the past two seasons.

But Woodburn, 22, has finally found his feet north of the border and is flying in a Hearts side that are impressing in third spot.

The Wales international's made 10 appearances for the Edinburgh outfit.

In their final game before the international break, he broke his scoring duck when netting a double in a 5-2 win over Dundee United.

Leighton Clarkson - Blackburn

Comparisons were naturally drawn to Harvey Elliott when Clarkson moved to Ewood Park.

It provided Elliott with the platform to thrust himself into Klopp's first-team plans before suffering a long-term ankle injury at Leeds in September.

However, Elliott is a special talent and Clarkson, unsurprisingly, isn't following a similar trajectory.

The midfielder, 20, has featured six times for Tony Mowbray's men but was left on the bench for their final four matches before the hiatus of the season.

Sepp van den Berg - Preston

Sepp van den Berg in action for Preston against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup last month. Picture: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Still, the Reds will be heartened by van den Berg's progress at Deepdale.

Although he's been operating as a makeshift right wing-back at times, he has still made 22 appearances in all competitons, scoring two goals.

In Preston's final three games ahead of the break, van den Berg, 19, returned to his favoured centre-back role.