LFC Loan Watch: Lazar Markovic, Andre Wisdom and Danny Ward all in action

We round up how the loaned members of the Liverpool squad performed this weekend, including details of Lazar Markovic‘s Fenerbahce debut.

KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Hull City during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahce)

Liverpool’s Serbian attacker Lazar Markovic made his debut for Fenerbache on Sunday night in their 1-0 Super Lig win over Kasimpasa.

Markovic came on after 62 minutes, replacing former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie with his side already leading 1-0.

The 21-year-old played on the right of Fenerbache’s three-man attack, enjoying a quiet 28 minutes.

The Serbia international will be hopeful of having the chance to build on his first appearance on Thursday, as Fener open their Europa League campaign against Norwegian side Molde.


Andre Wisdom (Norwich City)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 20, 2012: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Reading during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andre Wisdom finally made his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday in Norwich City’s comfortable 3-1 win over fellow promoted side AFC Bournemouth at Carrow Road.

The 22-year-old took the place of the suspended Stephen Whittaker at right-back, completing the full 90 minutes.

After a sluggish opening 45 minutes, Wisdom returned for a more settled second period that saw him improve defensively and create a goalscoring chance for striker Cameron Jerome.

Wisdom sadly won’t be able to build on his first start, however, as Norwich arrive at Anfield next week with the defender ineligible to face his parent club.


Sheyi Ojo (Wolves)

After scoring his first international goal during the domestic break for England U19s against Germany, Sheyi Ojo returned to action for Wolves in their 2-1 defeat against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The youngster started on the bench, but with his side trailing Wolves boss Kenny Jackett introduced the 18-year-old in a left-sided role in attacking midfield on the hour mark, looking to make a positive impact.

He did just that, providing energy to the Wolves attack with his pace and dribbling.

But though Jackett’s men pulled one back, Ojo couldn’t quite help conjure up an equaliser in his half-hour cameo.


Danny Ward & Ryan McLaughlin (Aberdeen)


Goalkeeper Danny Ward helped 10-man Aberdeen come from behind to secure a vital 2-1 victory in the top-of-the-table clash against Celtic on Saturday – a fixture that saw fellow Reds academy star Ryan McLaughlin involved in the match-day squad for the first time.

The defender was ultimately an unused substitute on a memorable day for the Dons, but Ward – who continues to impress at Pittodrie – once again played a key part in helping Derek McInnes’ side record a sixth straight win and move to the top of the SPL table.

The Welshman made a vital point-blank save to deny Tom Rogic after he latched onto a short back-pass, and though he could do nothing about Leigh Griffiths’s penalty, Ward was solid between the sticks and again a calming influence for the Dons, who set a club record with six straight league wins to open the season for the first time.



Lawrence Vigouroux, Jordan Williams & Kevin Stewart (Swindon Town)

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It was an afternoon to forget for Lawrence Vigouroux and Jordan Williams as they played 90 minutes in Swindon Town’s heavy 4-1 loss against Barnsley on Saturday – a game fellow loanee Kevin Stewart missed through injury.

Chilean goalkeeper Vigouroux – who turned in a man-of-the-match display last week against Crewe Alexandra – didn’t enjoy the best of performances in Yorkshire, though he could do little about any of the four goals conceded.

Williams played at centre-back following his return to the Swindon setup, after being part of the Wales squad for the international break.

Unfortunately, he was involved in some less-than-impressive defending ahead of Vigouroux.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart makes his debut against Brondby IF during a preseason friendly match at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Disappointingly, after enjoying a good start to the campaign, Stewart faces the prospect of a lengthy duration on the sidelines.

The midfielder suffered medial ligament damage against Newport County last week – but it’s reported he will remain at the County Ground rather than return to Liverpool to carry out his recovery, with the Robins hopeful that he could return to action in six to nine weeks.


Lloyd Jones (Blackpool)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's Lloyd Jones during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After helping Blackpool to their first win since January last time out, Lloyd Jones kept his place in the Seasiders’ XI for their trip to Gillingham on Saturday.

It proved to be a disappointing afternoon as Blackpool slumped to a 2-1 defeat, but the Reds youngster produced a solid individual display and played all 90 minutes – making his seventh appearance of the season.


Harry Wilson (Crewe Alexandra)

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 19, 2015: Liverpool's Harry Wilson in action against Everton during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Haig Avenue. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Wales international Harry Wilson endured a frustrating afternoon on Saturday with his Crewe side going down 3-1 against Millwall in League One.

The attacking midfielder started amongst the substitutes at Gresty Road but came on after 67 minutes with his team 2-1 down, and despite a bright cameo in which he nearly netted, he couldn’t provide the inspiration for a turnaround.


Ryan Kent (Coventry City)

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Sunday, July 19, 2015: Liverpool's Ryan Kent during a training session at Coopers Stadium ahead of a preseason friendly match against Adelaide United on day seven of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Highly rated winger Ryan Kent made his debut for Coventry City on Saturday, as a second-half substitute in their narrow 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe.

With Tony Mowbray’s men searching for a winner with the score goalless, the youngster entered in an left-sided attacking role before being switched to the right, and he made a positive impact with a lively 35-minute display, despite City succumbing to a late goal.


Sergi Canos (Brentford)

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Sergi Canos in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sergi Canos made his Brentford bow on Saturday in the Bees’ 1-1 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road.

The Spaniard entered as an 85th-minute substitute – taking the place of fellow sub Phillip Hoffman – to play in midfield.


Allen Rodrigues de Souza (Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho)

Liverpool’s talented teenage Brazilian scored a superb first goal for Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho in midweek on his debut for his temporary club.

The youngster curled a spectacular effort into the top corner in the 1-1 draw after cutting inside on his left foot, and he kept his place in the SJK lineup for a goalless draw against Lahti on Sunday – in which he was withdrawn on the hour mark.


Samed Yesil (FC Luzern)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, April 17, 2015: Liverpool's Samid Yesil celebrates scoring the third goal, his second, against Tottenham Hotspur during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Turkish stiker Yesil made his first appearance for Swiss side FC Luzern on Sunday, in their eventful 3-3 draw against Grasshopper Club Zurich.

The 21-year-old came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Markus Babbel’s men with the score at 2-2, but he couldn’t help his side hold on to the lead after going 3-2 up just two minutes after coming on, with the away side scoring three minutes from time to level.


The Rest

Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori was left out of match-day involvement for Aston Villa, who lost 3-2 against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi missed loan club FSV Frankfurt’s 3-0 home defeat against Eintracht Braunschweig.

Left-back Joe Maguire was an unused substitute for League Two side Leyton Orient in their 1-1 draw against Cambridge United on Saturday.