LFC Loan Watch Update: Origi, Teixeira, Ibe, Wisdom and All

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Ben Twelves takes a look at how Liverpool’s loaned players fared for their temporary clubs throughout the last week.

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Divock Origi

After firing Lille to the top of French Ligue 1 last Sunday, Liverpool’s Belgian talent couldn’t replicate that feat on Thursday night, as his side opened their Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Krasnodar.

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The 19-year-old played all 90 minutes of the fixture against the Russian side – starting in a front two alongside strike-partner Nolan Roux – but he endured a largely quiet game and was restricted to only a couple of flashes of brilliance.

After playing the full match on Thursday night, Origi was dropped to the bench on Sunday afternoon as Rene Girard freshened up his side for their return to league action at home to Montpellier.

The Liverpool loanee came on as a substitute in the second half on the hour mark, but struggled to have an impact and couldn’t influence the score-line as the game ended 0-0, keeping Lille unbeaten after six league matches.

 

Joao Carlos Teixeira

Liverpool’s Portuguese midfielder was dropped to the bench by Sami Hyypia as the Brighton boss rotated his squad, making five changes to his team who went on to slump to a 2-0 defeat against Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

With his side 1-0 down and time running out, the former Liverpool captain turned to the young loanee to drag his side back into the game – throwing Teixeira on with 87 minutes played – but it proved a thankless task as the home side scored their second of the game just a minute later to wrap the game up.

Saturday saw Teixeira recalled to the starting XI for Brighton in their match against Blackpool, where he began on the left then switched to the right of a front three. He produced a creative performance for his loan side, making three chances that frustratingly weren’t finished off, before being subbed just after the hour mark in a game that ended goalless.

 

Jordon Ibe

For the second game running, Ibe started on the bench for loan-club Derby on Tuesday night, but the pacey youngster came on as a second half substitute into a three man attack with just over 15 minutes remaining, in the Rams’ impressive 3-2 win away against Blackburn.

However, Saturday saw Ibe’s tenure at the club spark into life, as he came off the bench in 53rd minute , produced an excellent performance and scored for County in their 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.

Just 8 minutes after entering the action, the 18-year-old latched onto a loose ball in the box and slammed home into the bottom right corner, dragging his side back into the match with a goal which provided the catalyst to claim a point from 2-0 down.

 

Andre Wisdom

Wisdom started his fifth league game of the season for West Brom and helped them to record their second clean sheet and first win of the campaign after battling to an excellent 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane over Tottenham.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Brondby IF during a preseason friendly match at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds’ loanee started and finished the match at right back rather than being switched to the opposite position as previously and he produced a solid defensive performance for Alan Irvine’s struggling side.

 

Iago Aspas

Europa League holders Sevilla began their defence of the title with a 2-0 win over Feyenoord on Thursday night – a fixture that saw Aspas’ enter proceedings as a second half substitute.

With the home side already 2-0 up, the 27-year-old loanee replaced Colombian striker Carlos Bacca on the hour mark, and played as the central figure in a three man attack – with Barcelona loan man Gerard Deulofeu and Jose Antonia Reyes either side of him. The Spaniard didn’t have much of an impact on the game, but worked hard for his team as they saw out the victory.

After a promising half an hour cameo on Thursday, Aspas was disappointingly an unused substitute once again for Unai Emrey’s side away at Cordoba on Sunday evening, a game that his side won 3-1 to climb to second in the table.

 

Luis Alberto

Spanish midfielder Alberto started for Malaga and played 67 minutes in their 2-2 draw away against bottom side Espanyol on Saturday evening.

The 22-year-old claimed his first league assist of the season by setting up his sides’ first goal of the night, when his excellently delivered corner was well headed home by Igancio Camacho after half time to draw his team level.

 

Elsewhere

 

Brad Smith

Australian international, Smith, played 85 minutes of Swindon’s 2-2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night, as his side moved to within a point of the play-off positions in League One.

The 20-year-old produced another fine performance on Saturday however, and he claimed two assists and played the full match in his team’s 5-2 demolition of former Premier League club Sheffield United at the County ground.

Tiago Ilori

The stylish Portuguese youngster dropped to the bench and was an unused substitute for his loan side Bordeaux in their 2-1 victory over Evian on Friday night.

Oussama Assaidi

Liverpool’s Moroccan winger was an unused substitute for Mark Hughes’ Stoke in their 2-2 draw against QPR in Saturday’s early afternoon kick off.

Sebastian Coates

Uruguayan centre back Coates didn’t feature in the match squad once again for Sunderland as they played out a goalless draw away at winless Burnley.

Rafael Paez

20-year-old Spanish centre back Paez played his third game for Bologna in their 2-0 home loss against Crotone in Serie B on Friday night.

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