It’s becoming quite a worrying trend – Liverpool youngsters heading out on loan, only to return to the club early, or get very little game time at their temporary club.
Portuguese midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira has returned from his loan deal early after only making two substitute appearances for Brentford. He made an immediate impact on his return, scoring within seconds of coming off the bench in the Under 21’s demolition of Tottenham on Monday night.
The next day, Michael Ngoo had his season-long loan at Yeovil cancelled after just three months. The 6ft 6in forward started just twice and failed to score in seven appearances.
Fabio Borini (Sunderland), Henoc Mukendi (Partick Thistle) and Armin Hodiz (FK Zeljeznicar ) all failed to appear for their respective sides over the weekend. Hodzic was banned after scoring and being sent off in their last match.
There is some good news though, Jack Robinson is so far having a successful spell at Blackpool and is a regular in their starting 11. He played the full 90 minutes in their 0-0 draw against Charlton Athletic, and has since been called up to the England u21’s squad for their matches over the international break.
Krisztian Adorjan has managed to force his way into Groningen’s starting 11 of late and played 70 minutes before being substituted in their 2-1 win against AZ Alkmaar. It was his fourth appearance of the season and he has managed to find the net twice already.
Almeria have been on a bad run but Suso has impressed; he notched another assist for them in their 2-1 away loss to Sevilla. He has started all 8 of their league games and will be hoping he can help them move off the foot of the table.
Suso has 4 assists and 1 goal in his 8 starts for Almeria this season making him the club's top assisting player.
— Michael Sweeting (@M_Sweeting) October 7, 2013
Oussama Assaidi hasn’t made much of an impact so far at Stoke but managed to get off the bench in their 1-0 loss to Fulham. He came on for Mathew Etherington in the 63rd minute but couldn’t help them get back in the game.
Conor Coady has had a mixed bag of performances for Sheffield United since joining them on loan but impressed after coming on as a substitute against Crawley; he nearly got the winner towards the end of the match. He didn’t have quite as good a game for them in Tuesday nights loss to Hartlepool, but he was played on the right of midfield which is very much out of position for him, his preferred position is defensive midfield and considering his attributes putting him on the wing seems a very strange move indeed.
Finally Pepe Reina played the full 90 minutes in Napoli’s convincing 4-0 win over Livorno, that win for Napoli moved them up into 2nd in Serie A.
I hope the above has given you an quick overview of each players loan situation so far, I will aim to post a new article each week updating you on how each player is doing. If you have any questions/comments then tweet me @JLWi11iams if I am watching any matches involving the above players I will post a link to a live stream for you to watch if you so wish.