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.
Under 21 playmaker played 64 minutes for Almeria after being rested in their previous game. His side did get a result in this game as they drew 0-0 at home to Espanyol. It was surprising that Suso was substituted as he has been playing a full 90 minutes in the majority of the La Liga games this season. Suso again played well and his cross created a golden opportunity for team mate Oscar Diaz but his left footed shot was easily saved by Espanyol ‘keeper Kiko Casilla. Suso did also win a penalty for his loan side after being fouled in the box, but Verza couldn’t convert the chance as Almeria pick up a vital point that could’ve been so much more. Suso will be looking to play the full 90 minutes in Almeria’s next game which is away to bottom of the table Real Betis.
After breaking through into the starting line up at loan side Sheffield United, 20 year old Conor Coady now finds himself playing in his preferred central midfield position instead of on the right wing. Coady again played the full 90 minutes in Sheffield United’s 1-0 win at home to Swindon but was not really involved in the game too much and didn’t create any clear cut chances. Coady’s situation is similar to his clubs because at the start of the season both Coady and the Blades were struggling but after some good form, both the club and player are on the up. The Liverpudlian will be looking to continue his run in the Sheffield United side in their next game which is away to Stevenage on Saturday.
Under 21 midfielder Craig Roddan was again on the substitutes bench for Carlisle in their 4-1 win against Kris Peterson’s Tranmere. However, Roddan was brought on in the 74th minute of the match replacing Paul Thrilwell. Roddan will be looking to add to his game time when Carlisle travel to Walsall on Saturday. He did get some more game time for Carlisle Reserves against Blackburn Reserves, where he impressed manager Graham Kavanagh.
As before mentioned, Swedish winger Kris Peterson was part of a Tranmere side that lost 4-1 to Carlisle. Unlike Roddan, Kris Peterson again played another 90 minutes for his loan side and was described as one of the best Tranmere players by the travelling fans and if he is to ‘make it’ at Liverpool, he will have to be the best player for his loan side in almost every game. Peterson will be hoping that him and his side can perform better when they host Gillingham on Friday night.
England Under 21 captain Andre Wisdom again played another 90 minutes for loan side Derby as they beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 at The Valley. It was the sixth successive win for Wisdom and his Derby side who rise to 4th in the Championship. Wisdom will be looking to build on this success when Derby host 20th placed Doncaster on Saturday.
Jack Robinson played a full 90 minutes as Blackpool continued to slump down the table after a 2-0 defeat to leaders QPR. Robinson played well, and created an opening for team mate Steve Davies, but he couldn’t beat Rob Green in the QPR goal. Robinson almost got his first Blackpool goal in the 83rd minute, but his shot went high and wide and was no problem for Green. Robinson has done well despite a ever-changing defence around him and the 20 year old will be looking to pick up points when they travel to Burnley, which will be a very tough game for Blackpool.
Under 21 striker Adam Morgan started on the bench for Yeovil in their 1-1 draw against bottom of the table Barnsley, however he came on as an 83rd minute substitute as Yeovil looked to grab a winner. Morgan did have a chance to win it for Yeovil but his shot in the 86th minute was well blocked in the penalty area. Yeovil’s next game will be against Blackburn Rovers and Adam Morgan will be hoping to build on his late cameo and get some more game time.
Hungarian midfielder Krisztian Adorjan started and played 77 minutes for Groningen in their 1-0 defeat away to Feyernood on Sunday. With that defeat, Adorjan’s side drop to 6th in the Eredivisie while Feyernood rise to 4th. Adorjan will be looking to complete a full 90 minutes in Groningen’s next game which is on Thursday 19th December when they host NEC in the Dutch KNVB 4th round before facing the same opponents in the league 3 days later.
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