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Loan Watch: Kent scores stunner, Ward & Wisdom keep clean sheets, Markovic & Alberto injured

We take a look at how Liverpool’s loaned players performed for their temporary clubs throughout the week’s fixtures.>

 

Ryan Kent

Kent was rewarded for his positive impact last weekend with a start in Coventry’s 4-3 win over Barnsley in midweek – a game which saw the teenager net his first goal for the club.

The Reds loanee vindicated Tony Mowbray’s decision to start him by producing another highly impressive all-round performance from his left side attacking midfield role, where he was a threat throughout and curled home the opening goal superbly from the edge of the box after a powerful run.

After his eye-catching display, Kent missed the opportunity to build on his performance against Northampton in the FA Cup on Saturday, with Liverpool refusing the teenager permission to play for the Sky Blues who went down 2-1 against the League Two side.

Kent is now set to return to Melwood to train in front of Jurgen Klopp for the first time after being invited back by the German for his impressive form, which has seen him again called up to the England Under-20s squad for games with France next month.

 

Andre Wisdom

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)

After weeks of little action – bar 90 minutes in the League Cup against Everton – Wisdom made a welcome return to action for Norwich in their 1-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.

The defender – who had been struggling with a knee injury – came in at right back in place of regular first choice pick, Stephen Whittaker, where he performed well defensively in a tough task up against the Swans’ tricky wide-man, Jefferson Montero.

He helped his side claim their first Premier League clean sheet of the season, and after a solid defensive display that saw him earn plaudits from the Carrow Road faithful, Wisdom will hope to build on the positive showing after the international break.

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Danny Ward & Ryan McLaughlin

CHARLOTTE, USA - Friday, August 1, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Danny Ward during a training session at the Bank of America Stadium on day twelve of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ward continues as Aberdeen’s first choice stopper at Pittodrie, where he kept a welcome clean sheet against Dundee on Saturday.

The Welsh stopper had little to do in the Dons’ first win for six matches with his side largely in control, but he did the basics well – bar one mix up with his central defender – and remained concentrated to keep his first clean sheet in nine games; the eighth of the season in all competitions.

Reds teammate McLaughlin continues to see his match action restricted however, with the Northern Irishman playing only the final minute as a late substitute in Aberdeen’s 1000th home win in Scottish football.

 

Sheyi Ojo

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)

After a quiet spell of form, Ojo was left on the bench for the full 90 minutes for struggling Wolves in midweek as they slumped to a fourth defeat in five games, going down 1-0 against Bristol City.

Following the midweek loss, the teenager was reintroduced to the Wolves starting XI on Saturday for their clash against Burnley, playing 58 minutes of the goalless draw.

But continuing a familiar pattern of performing better from the bench, Ojo again failed to produce when playing from the start, and his afternoon was summed up with his only real contribution of note being a booking that he picked up for diving.

 

Lazar Markovic

Markovic is disappointingly set for a month out on the side-lines after picking up a muscle problem at a time he was rediscovering positive from after recovering from a first injury set-back.

The pacey forward is set to miss some important domestic games and vital European fixtures as the Turkish side look to keep the pressure up on league leaders, Besiktas, and qualify from their tough Europa League group.

 

Luis Alberto

Spanish midfielder Alberto missed Deportivo La Coruna’s 1-1 draw with Levante on Saturday night due to injury, further derailing the impressive form he was in for the club.

As a result of the groin problem sustained, the Spaniard has returned to Melwood for treatment on the issue, before hopefully returning to action quickly at Estadio Riazor where he has become a key figure of Victor Sanchez’s team.

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The Rest

Lawrence Vigouroux, Jordan Williams & Kevin Stewart

Lawrence Vigouroux

The Reds’ Chilean stopper once again kept goal for Swindon on Saturday, conceding another three goals as his side exited the FA Cup against Rochdale.

Vigouroux remained between the sticks despite a howler last weekend, and his struggling form continued as he endured another difficult afternoon for the Robins.

Though not solely at fault, he certainly played his part in the conceding of the first and third goals, with a missed punch from a corner failing to clear danger and a missed catch leading to the giving away of a penalty.

The Country Ground side are in somewhat of an injury crisis currently, which sees fellow Reds Williams and Stewart side-lined with knee problems.

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)

Spanish midfielder Canos was again named amongst the substitutes for Brentford in midweek, playing only the final 20 minutes of their 2-0 loss to Hull.

Canos was introduced for right back Nico Yennaris as Lee Carsley’s side searched for a way back at 1-0 down, but he had little time to make a genuine impact with time against him and the visitors doubling their advantage to win the game.

The Reds loanee was again named amongst the substitutes for Brentford’s trip to Blackburn where a 1-1 draw was played out at Ewood Park.

Canos entered as a last minute substitute in the draw, seeing his action limited for the fourth game running despite recently earning praise from Carsley for the directness and energy he brings to the Bees attack.

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)

After an assist and some positive form, Yesil was disappointingly named amongst the substitutes for Luzern in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool’s Europa League opponents, Sion.

The striker did play the final 12 minutes of the loss however, but came on to a thankless task with his side already 2-0 down, and as a result, made little impact on proceedings.

Mario Balotelli

After making a positive start to life on return to the San Siro, the Italian striker was again out of action for AC Milan’s goalless draw against Atalanta on Saturday as he continues to be hampered by injury.

Tiago Ilori

Despite the change of manager at Villa Park with Remi Garde taking over, Ilori was still left out of match-day involvement for Aston Villa’s goalless draw with Man City on Sunday.

Harry Wilson

Wales international Wilson was not named in Crewe’s match-day squad for their poor FA Cup defeat to non-league Eastleigh on Saturday, after Liverpool decided not to grant the teenager permission to feature in the competition.

Lloyd Jones

Centre back Jones continues to be side-lined as he undergoes his rehabilitation after double surgery  on a bad knee injury sustained for Blackpool.

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Taiwo Awoniyi

Liverpool’s Nigeria U23 striker continues to be frustrated with little action at Bundesliga2 side Frankfurt, where he was left out of match-day involvement again for their 1-0 home defeat against Sandhausen on Sunday.

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