LFC Loan watch: Markovic returning to form after injury, Allan wins Finnish title, Yesil assists

We round-up how the numerous Liverpool loanees performed in action for their temporary clubs throughout the week.


Lazar Markovic

Liverpool’s pacey Serbian helped Fenerbache to a 1-0 Europa League success over Ajax on Thursday night, playing 84 minutes of the clash.

Markovic lined up on the right side of a three man attack in support of Robin van Persie, where he posed a dangerous threat all night but endured a less productive evening as he strives to find form coming back from injury.

The 21-year-old kept his place for Sunday’s ‘K?talararas? Derbi’ against Galatasaray, playing 88 minutes of the rival clash.

Markovic again operated on the right side of Fener’s attacking midfield, and he turned in another lively display – creating a good chance with a dangerous cross before coming close to scoring with a well struck effort after a powerful run inside – ahead of being withdrawn late on.


Sheyi Ojo

SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria Sheyi Ojo in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After positive impact at the weekend despite suffering defeat, Ojo was rewarded with a starting berth on Wednesday night against Sergi Canos’ Brentford.

The youngster played 53 minutes on the left of midfield in the 2-0 home defeat, producing little aside from one powerful run and shot which forced Bees stopper David Button into making a good save.

Ojo was withdrawn after again producing a quieter performance from the start of the match with his side trailing, and the teenager continues his struggle in finding a balance in performance level between starting and entering as substitute.

The sluggish display predictably saw Ojo drop back to the bench on Saturday for the clash against Middlesbrough, who enjoyed a 3-1 win over struggling Wolves.

The Reds young talent was introduced for only the last six minutes as Jackett looked for a late equaliser, but the teenager had no time to make an impact before ‘Boro netted a match-sealing third in stoppage time courtesy of former Red, Stewart Downing.


Ryan Kent

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)

Talented youngster Kent dropped to the bench for Coventry on Tuesday night in their 0-0 draw at Rochdale, as former Red Joe Cole took his place in the Sky Blues starting XI.

The Reds loaned man then came on for the man who replaced him after 58 minutes with the score goalless as Tony Mowbray looked for the spark to win the game, but the youngster couldn’t make the telling impact hoped.

Positively, Kent was back in the starting XI on Saturday, playing an hour in Coventry’s 2-2 draw at Swindon.

The youngster played on the left side of attacking midfield – with Cole inside him centrally – and despite some lively moments including a superb cross that should have been converted first half, he couldn’t provide the spark for his side before being withdrawn with the score goalless.


Allan Rodriguez de Souza

Liverpool’s young Brazilian rounded off an extremely productive loan spell at SJK by collecting a Finnish league winners medal.

The new recruit played 72 minutes of their final clash of the season, and helped them to the three points they needed to secure their first ever Veikkausliiga title.

Though Rodriguez didn’t make a direct contribution in the final win, he played a key role in their title success posting some impressive figures for his short stay – scoring two goals and claiming five assists in just eight appearances.


Danny Ward & Ryan McLaughlin

Reds’ stopper Ward helped earn Aberdeen their first point in four games on Saturday, as the Dons drew 1-1 against Motherwell.

The ‘keeper had endured a difficult period of late but made a welcome return to top form, making a number of good stops – especially in the closing stages as his side held on – to ensure Aberdeen returned to Pittodrie with a point to show for their efforts.

McLaughlin again warmed the bench but the right back did come on for the final minute and remaining stoppage time.


Semed Yesil

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)

German striker Yesil enjoyed a good afternoon of action for Luzern on Saturday, playing 74 minutes of their 1-1 draw against Vaduz – grabbing the assist for his side.

The youngster – who started up front – posted a brilliant set-up for the opening goal of the game.

After picking the ball up on the left flank, the German drove inside, glided past a Vaduz defender with ease before squaring the ball into the six yard box where it was tapped home with ease by Marco Schneuwly.



Lawrence Vigouroux, Jordan Williams & Kevin Stewart

Lawrence Vigouroux

Vigouroux is the only of the three Swindon loanees who is injury free currently, and the goalkeeper played 90 minutes in midweek for the Robins in their poor 2-1 loss against Oldham

The Chilean stopper could do little about either goal conceded in the defeat that saw manager-less Swindon slip into the relegation zone in League One, but did make a spectacular double save to keep the score down as the pressure mounts at the Country Ground.

Vigouroux again kept goal for the Robins on Saturday but conceded another two goals as his side drew 2-2 against Ryan Kent’s Coventry.

The Reds loanee will be disappointed with his role in the first conceded, as he came out but failed to collect the cross swung in, resulting in the ball being smashed home as he lay on the ground in the six-yard box.


There would be extreme hard luck for the second however, with the stopper making a great penalty save with his legs, only to see the ball lay invitingly two yards from goal for Marcus Tudgay to tap home the rebound.

Williams and Stewart missed both games due to on-going injury.


The Rest


Sergi Canos

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)

Canos came on for the final 20 minutes of Brentford’s 2-0 win over Ojo’s Wolves on Wednesday night at Molineux.

The Spaniard entered into a midfield role with his side 1-0 up and though he didn’t score or assist the match-sealing goal, he helped secure the win with a disciplined, hard-working cameo, with his good form earning him a call-up for Spain’s U19 squad when they take on Latvia next month.

Despite helping his side battle to a hard-fought win in midweek, Canos remained on the bench for the Bees’ trip to Charlton on Saturday which saw them claim a 3-0 win.

The young Spaniard played only the last minute of the 90 and added time being introduced with the game done and dusted and his side 3-0 up to cap off a good week of results.

 Harry Wilson

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)

After weeks of little action, Wilson played over an hour for Crewe in their goalless draw at Burton on Tuesday night.

The Wales international lined up on the right side of the front three, but had little impact on proceedings before being withdrawn.


Despite a quiet display, Wilson retained his place in the starting XI for Crewe’s trip to Blackpool on Saturday which ended in a poor 2-0 defeat.

The youngster played on the right of a three man attack, and he endured another quiet afternoon before being withdrawn after 70 minutes as boss Steve Davis juggled his side in search of a a way back into the game.

Luis Alberto

Liverpool’s loaned attacking midfielder played the final 32 minutes of Deportivo La Coruna’s 2-0 defeat against his former club, Malaga, on Saturday night.

The Spaniard entered into an attacking midfield role for the last half an hour as his side trailed by a goal, but he couldn’t make the impact required as Depor slumped to defeat on his return to La Rosaleda.

Taiwo Awoniyi

Liverpool’s new Nigerian striker continues to see his game time limited at Frankfurt as he was unused substitute in their 3-2 win over Bochum on Friday night.

Despite his little match action for the German’s, Awoniyi has been called up to Nigeria’s staggering 51-man U23 squad for their African Cup of Nations tournament that takes place in Senegal next month in which the teams will compete for a place at the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil.

Lloyd Jones

The young centre back remains side-lined but positively has begun to step up his recovery from surgery on his knee, and could be scheduled to return to action for Blackpool in two months’ time.

Mario Balotelli

CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: AC Milan's Mario Balotelli in action against Liverpool during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Italian striker missed AC Milan’s 2-1 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday night as he frustratingly continues to be hampered by injury after making a positive start on his return to the San Siro.

Andre Wisdom

Norwich boss Alex Neil made one defensive change to his side for the visit of West Brom after conceding six last time out at Newcastle, but it wasn’t introducing Wisdom to the fold, with the defender instead left out of match-day involvement by the Canaries boss once again.

Tiago Ilori

Despite Aston Villa suffering a poor run of form, the Portuguese centre back was again left out of match-day by Tim Sherwood, who watched his side slump to a sixth straight loss against Swansea which saw him lose his job.