Ben Twelves takes a look at how Liverpool’s group of loaned players performed for their temporary clubs in the first matches back after the international break.
Loaned defender Wisdom played all 90 minutes of West Brom’s Monday Night Football 2-2 draw with Manchester United and produced an excellent performance for his temporary club.
Also like to mention Andre Wisdom. A controversial selection- he nullified Di Maria and created the 1st goal. Highly impressive tonight
— Read West Brom (@ReadWestBrom) October 20, 2014
The 21-year-old came straight back into the team at right back after missing Albion’s last match against Liverpool due to being ineligible to play against his parent club, but it didn’t take Wisdom long to get back into the swing of things as he defended strongly and claimed an assist – his first for the club – setting up the first goal of the night.
Stéphane Sessegnon with his first goal of the season, and what a hit. Andre Wisdom with his first assist for West Brom. #WBAFC
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 20, 2014
After the ball was helped on by Graham Dorrans into space, Wisdom burst on to the loose ball, powering forward leaving Angel Di Maria trailing, and fizzed a low pass into the path of the oncoming Stephan Sessegnon who rifled into the top corner with an outstanding finish.
Highly rated teenager Ibe scored his second goal for loan club Derby on Saturday, as his side strolled to an excellent 3-0 win against Reading in the Championship.
Great goal from Ibe, who skinned his man on the edge of the box before curling a low shot into the far corner from 12 yards #dcfc
— Chris Watson (@CWatsonDerbyTel) October 18, 2014
The 18-year-old doubled his teams’ lead to make it 2-0 before half time after embarking on a mazy run into the box, breezing past his man cutting in on his right foot, and slotting the ball into the far corner of the net receiving praise from the opposition in the process.
GOAL. That's a fantastic individual strike from Jordan Ibe to make it 2-0. Superb skill and finish.
— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 18, 2014
Ibe continues to impress staff and fans alike at the Championship club, who will be hoping they can keep hold of him for the whole duration of the season-long loan he joined on.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 19, 2014
Loaned Moroccan winger Assaidi began Stoke’s 2-1 victory over Swansea as a substitute but came on in the second half to set up the winning goal for his side in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday afternoon.
GOAL Stoke 2-1 Swansea (76 mins). The substitutes combine as Jon Walters heads in Oussama Assaidi's cross #STKSWA
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 19, 2014
The 27-year-old entered proceedings after 73 minutes – replacing former Liverpool loanee Victor Moses – and played on the left side of a ‘3’ behind ex-Reds striker Peter Crouch.
1 – Oussama Assaidi provided his first Premier League assist in 27 appearances for Stoke and Liverpool combined. Timely.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 19, 2014
Only three minutes after coming on, Assaidi assisted the winning goal as his pin-point cross from the left – after cutting back on his right foot – found fellow substitute Jonathan Walters who headed home the perfect ball in from the Reds loaned man for what proved to be the match winner.
Joao Carlos Teixeira
The Reds’ Portuguese playmaker played only half an hour for loan side Brighton on Saturday in their 2-1 home defeat against Middlesbrough, due to being withdrawn after just 30 minutes with concerns over his playing state and potential concussion.
That early knock to the head clearly affected Teixeira and worried the medical staff. #bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorBHAFC) October 18, 2014
Confirmation Teixeira was subbed due to concussion concerns. Couldn't remember anything about the early collision with Friend. #bhafc
— Andy Naylor (@AndyNaylorBHAFC) October 18, 2014
Teixeira was on the end of some robust defending from the away side early on, and took a whack to the head which caused concern on Sami Hyppia’s bench, with the former Reds captain choosing to take the Portugal under 21 international off to prevent any further injury.
Agricultural stuff from #boro though who have kicked Teixeira out of the game.
— North Stand Chat (@NorthStandChat) October 18, 2014
Belgium international striker Origi started for Lille in their disappointing 2-1 home defeat to bottom side Guingamp on Saturday evening.
Lille had the ball in the net, but Origi is centimetres offside. Very very close. Could have been their chance.
— FFW (@FrenchFtWeekly) October 18, 2014
After beginning the match up front, Liverpool’s loaned star did have the ball in the net but his effort was ruled out for offside with the Belgian straying just fractionally the wrong side of the away teams’ defence.
Divock Origi: Has scored or assisted as many Ligue 1 goals (4) in his 7 apps this season as he had in his previous 37 apps #LOSC
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) October 16, 2014
BREAKING: Defender Brad Smith has been recalled from his loan spell at SN1 by parent club, Liverpool. #STFC
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) October 20, 2014
Liverpool’s Australian international has returned to Anfield prematurely from his loan spell at Swindon Town after three months at the League One club, with reports indicating that Smith’s return is to allow him to receive treatment on a knee injury picked up which is said to be expected to keep him out for around a month.
22-year-old Alberto was left out of the match day squad due to injury by Malaga boss Javi Gracia, who watched his side record a 2-1 away win against Cordoba on Saturday night.
Spanish loaned man Aspas was absent from the Sevilla squad on Sunday evening, as they played out a win away to Elche.
The Uruguayan centre back will be counting himself slightly lucky as he was once again left out of the squad for Sunderland on Saturday – this time missing their embarrassing 8-0 loss against Southampton.
Portuguese centre back Ilori was left out of the Bordeaux squad who played out a 1-1 draw against Caen on Sunday afternoon, as he continues to recover from a thigh injury picked up before the international break.
— Tiago Ilori (@TiagoIlori4) October 7, 2014
Liverpool’s Spanish under centre 21 back missed Bologna’s comfortable 3-0 Serie B victory over Varese on Saturday afternoon, due to still recovering from an abdominal injury.