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Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo set for Wolves loan

Young Liverpool attacker Sheyi Ojo could be set to spend the 2015/16 on loan at Wolves, according to reports on Monday.

SWINDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 2, 2015: Liverpool's Seyi Ojo celebrates scoring his side's second and winning goal against Swindon Town during a friendly match at the County Ground. (Pic by Mark Hawkins/Propaganda)

The 18-year-old scored his first senior goal for Liverpool during Sunday’s pre-season victory over Swindon Town at the County Ground.

Ojo’s shot spilled through the hands of Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, who is on a trial from Liverpool U21s, to provide a late winner in the Reds’ final friendly of the summer.

After the game Ojo declared it a “dream come true” to break his first-team scoring duck.

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The Daily Mirror report Liverpool have agreed to send Ojo on loan to Championship side Wolves in order to gain valuable experience for the future.

Wolves get their season underway on Saturday when they travel to Blackburn Rovers, before a League Cup first round tie at home to Notts County three days later.

Ojo’s opportunities at Anfield would be otherwise be limited, with fierce competition for places following a busy summer of spending.

The England Under-18 international spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan Athletic.

Earlier this summer, This Is Anfield’s Henry Jackson recommended that Ojo would be amongst the young players at Liverpool who would benefit from a loan move this season.

He wrote:

The 18-year-old forward is blessed with great natural ability and pace, much like Raheem Sterling, and is seen a potential future star at Anfield.
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It would both toughen him up and guarantee him more playing time.
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Another year in the hustle and bustle of the Championship will definitely serve him well, much in the way Ibe thrived at Derby County during the first half of 2014/15.

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