LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, April 23, 2021: Liverpool's substitute Fidel O'Rourke retrieves balls during the Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Tottenham Hotspur FC Under-23's and Liverpool FC Under-23's at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool striker Fidel O’Rourke has 5 goals in last 5 games for loan club

With two more goals in a 25-minute cameo for Welsh side Caernarfon Town, Liverpool striker Fidel O’Rourke brought his tally to five in his last five games.

O’Rourke has settled in quickly in the Welsh Premier League, having made the two-hour journey to Caernarfon Town on deadline day.

The 20-year-old, who has straddled the under-18s and under-21s squads at Liverpool in recent years, still works regularly at the AXA Training Centre, but is a first-choice starter for Huw Griffiths’ side.

He began with a bang with a goal five minutes into his debut, before going four games without one in defeats to Bala Town, Clyde, Connah’s Quay and Pontypridd Town.

Since then, though, O’Rourke has been in unstoppable form in front of goal, with a brace in Saturday’s 3-0 win away to Cardiff Met taking his tally to five in his last five outings.

His first was a deft finish from a long ball, with the next a product of horrific defending from Cardiff Met as he was given acres of space to run through and fire home.

That followed a brilliant bicycle kick in a 2-1 win over Aberystwyth a week previous, along with efforts against Flint Mountain and Flint Town.

So far, O’Rourke has found the back of the net six times in 11 games for Caernarfon Town, but his latest displays have seen him take a big step up.

2K1GC2P Blackburn Rovers' Tyler Morton during the Sky Bet Championship match at Ewood Park, Blackburn. Picture date: Tuesday September 13, 2022.

He is not the only Liverpool loanee to have impressed at the weekend, either, with another commanding display for Blackburn earning Tyler Morton plaudits from supporters:

The 19-year-old has cemented himself as a key player for Jon Dahl Tomasson, and caught the eye again as Rovers sealed a 1-0 victory over Hull on Saturday.

There was another assist, too, for Conor Bradley at Bolton, with the right wing-back laying on his side’s only goal in a 3-1 defeat to Oxford United as he sent Dion Charles through.

Leighton Clarkson started in a heavy defeat for Aberdeen at Rangers, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss that saw the opposition put their Champions League misery to one side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, 20 February, 2022: Liverpool’s goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga runs out for the second-half during the Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool FC Under-23’s and Blackburn Rovers FC Under-23’s at the Liverpool Academy. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by Jessica Hornby/Propaganda)

There was also defeat for Marcelo Pitaluga at Macclesfield, with the Brazilian unable to keep Guiseley at bay in a 2-0 loss that knocked the Silkmen out of the FA Trophy.

Adam Lewis played the full 90 minutes as Newport County held Northampton to a 1-1 draw, though, and Max Woltman came off the bench as Doncaster beat Gillingham 1-0.

Game time was hard to come by for five others, however, with Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio and Owen Beck among those unused by their loan clubs.

Meanwhile, the likes of Sepp van den Berg, James Balagizi and Paul Glatzel remain sidelined through injury.

Liverpool Loan Watch Roundup

2JRCMAN Bolton Wanderers? Conor Bradley in action during the Carabao Cup second round match at the University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton. Picture date: Tuesday 23rd August, 2022.

  • Tyler Morton (Blackburn) – 90 mins vs. Hull
  • Conor Bradley (Bolton) – 90 mins vs. Oxford, assist
  • Leighton Clarkson (Aberdeen) – 90 mins Rangers
  • Marcelo Pitaluga (Macclesfield) – 90 mins vs. Guiseley
  • Adam Lewis (Newport County) – 90 mins vs. Northampton
  • Fidel O’Rourke (Caernarfon Town) – 25 mins vs. Cardiff Met, two goals
  • Max Woltman (Doncaster) – 12 mins vs. Gillingham

Unused: Billy Koumetio, Rhys Williams, Owen Beck, Jack Bearne, Anderson Arroyo
Injured: Sepp van den Berg, James Balagizi, Vitezslav Jaros, Paul Glatzel
To play Monday: Jakub Ojryznski