By Scott Taylor
Liverpool’s youngsters enjoyed some time on the pitch this week in the latest loan watch. Some played league football, others international football, and for two lucky loanees, they featured in a All-Star Charity Match.
Jordan Williams signed for League One side Notts County on deadline day. He made his full debut by playing 90 minutes in their 2-2 draw at home to Scunthrope on Saturday. He also received his first yellow card for a foul on George Evans, who was then replaced by Kevin van Veen.
Lloyd Jones again played the full 90 minutes for his loan side Accrington Stanley, but couldn’t prevent them from slipping to a 2-0 home defeat to Newport County. Jones did have a chance on the stroke of half-time, but his header from a corner was straight at goalkeeper Joe Day.
Jerome Sinclair, currently on loan at Wigan Athletic, started the game in the Liverpool Football Club All-Star match at Anfield. He looked lively, and played the first half for Steven Gerrard’s team before he was replaced by Fernando Torres.
Brighton loanee Joao Carlos Teixeira also featured in the game, but he started on the substitutes bench. He came on in place of Xabi Alonso after 32 minutes, and played the duration of the first half. He was then susbtituted for Charlie Adam. He did return to the Anfield pitch later, replacing Gerrard in the 81st minute of the match which ended 2-2.
Sheyi Ojo, another Wigan loanee, played two games for England Under-18s. In the first one, a 1-0 win against Switzerland, he started the game. Unfortunately, he only played 64 minutes before he was replaced by Tottenham’s Josh Onomah. In the second game, a 6-1 thrashing of the same opponents, he played 23 minutes as he came on as a 67th minute substitute for Middlesbrough’s Harry Chapman.
Kevin Stewart was another player to move to a Football League side on deadline day. He joined League Two table-toppers Burton Albion. He was an unused subtitue in their 1-1 draw at home to Stevenage. Fellow Liverpool loanee Jack Dunn was not in the squad because of an injury.