In a new weekly series called ‘Loan Watch’, I’ll be reviewing the performances of all our players out on loan for that week, if you missed the previous episode of Loan Watch then be sure to read it by clicking here. The aim of this series is to keep Liverpool fans interested in the players who are not at the club at this current time, but still are in the clubs’ records.
20 year old winger Suso has been enjoying his time at La Liga strugglers Almeria despite their poor performances this season which leaves them in the relegation zone. Nevertheless, Suso was an unused substitute for Almeria in their Copa Del Rey 4th Round win away to Las Palmas, which highlights the true importance of the Spain Under 21 player. Normal service will be resumed for Suso when his Almeria side host Espanyol on 15th December.
Conor Coady has been enjoying his best spell yet at loan side Sheffield United and that continued when he started and played the full 90 minutes as Sheffield United beat Cambridge United in the 2nd round of the FA Cup. Coady played well and set up Jose Baxter in the 4th minute of the match, but Baxter couldn’t properly connect to Coady’s cross as his header went straight at Cambridge United’s ‘keeper Chris Maxwell. That win means that Sheffield United have booked a place in the 3rd round where they will play Premier League side Aston Villa. Coady will be hoping for more action when Sheffield United play Swindon.
Craig Roddan was again an unused substitute for Carlisle when they beat League One high flyers Brentford in the 2nd round of the FA Cup. Roddan will be hoping to make at least some impact when Carlisle play host to Tranmere Rovers and Roddan may have the chance to play against Under 21 team mate Kris Peterson.
Kris Peterson again played a full 90 minutes for loan side Tranmere but this time was not as successful as the Swede was on the wrong side of a 5-0 drubbing away to Peterborough and that means their elimination from the FA Cup. The Swedish winger will be hoping for another strong performance for Tranmere when he travels to Craig Roddan’s Carlisle with more than bragging rights on offer.
England Under 21 captain Andre Wisdom again played well for loan side Derby in their 5-1 win against Jack Robinson’s Blackpool. Wisdom again played all 90 minutes at right back and will be hoping to impress manager Brendan Rodgers, who is in need of fresh fullbacks. Wisdom created a chance for Simon Dawkins in the 18th minute, but his diving header was blocked. Wisdom did turn provider though for Derby’s 3rd goal as his ball found Craig Bryson, who had not trouble finding the net from close range. Wisdom will be looking to impress again when his side travel to Charlton.
As before mentioned, Jack Robinson did not have a very good weekend for Blackpool as his side were well beaten by a very good Derby County side that included Liverpool team mate Andre Wisdom. Robinson started and played the full 90 minutes in the game and conceded a penalty after fouling Chris Martin in the penalty area, who picked himself up and scored the resulting spot kick. Robinson will be looking for a better performance when Blackpool play host to a very strong QPR side who are flying high in the Championship this season.
Under 21 striker Adam Morgan played 45 minutes in Yeovil’s 2-2 draw at home to Charlton. Morgan did play some part in the game though. Morgan did assist Ishmael Miller for a shot in the 16th minute of the match which was easily saved by Charlton ‘keeper Ben Alnwick. On the half hour mark, Morgan tried to replicate his long range effort against Manchester City Under 21s when he tried a shot from 35 yards out, but failed to do so as it was easily saved by Alnwick. Morgan will be hoping to play more of Yeovil’s next game which is away to Barnsley.
Hungarian midfielder Krisztian Adorjan played 30 minutes in Groningen’s 2-1 defeat at home to Ado Den Haag. Adorjan was cautioned and will be hoping for some more game time, as he has been an unused substitute in recent games. Groningen’s next game will be against Feyernoord on Sunday and Adorjan may play some part in that game.
Under 21 Bosnian striker Armin Hodzic was in action for his loan side FK Zeljeznicar in their 1-0 victory over Borac which leaves his loan side top of the Bosnian Premier League with 38 points from 19 games. Hodzic’s side is now taking a winter break so their next competitive game will be on the 22nd March 2014 when they play Radnik.