Loan Watch: A Quiet Week for the Liverpool Loanees
Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Hertha Berlin
Hertha Berlin pulled off an impressive victory this weekend, beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at home. Allan Souza spent the duration of the game on the bench.
Taiwo Awoniyi, NEC Nijmegen
NEC Nijmegen lost 1-0 to ADO Den Haag on Saturday. Taiwo Awoniyi was once again not involved in the squad, although it is not clear whether he has picked up an injury.
Cameron Brannagan, Fleetwood Town
Cameron Brannagan was once again named on the Fleetwood bench this weekend, as the Cod Army hosted promotion rivals Bolton Wanderers at home. Unfortunately, the game would end in disappointment for the hosts, who lost 4-2 to suffer a blow to their automatic promotion hopes. Brannagan came on after 71 minutes, but did not have enough time to impact the game.
Pedro Chirivella, Go Ahead Eagles
Spaniard Pedro Chirivella continued his starting streak for Go Ahead Eagles yesterday, with his side taking on heavyweights PSV. The Eagles held it level until 61 minutes, but eventually fell by a 3-1 scoreline. The defeat drops Go Ahead to bottom in the Eredivisie table. Through nine games in Holland, Chirivella has played all but six minutes.
Jack Dunn, Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere Rovers played two games this week, first losing 2-1 to Barrow in the National League before drawing 1-1 with Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy. Jack Dunn missed both with his hamstring injury.
Jon Flanagan, Burnley
Jon Flanagan was not eligible for selection for Burnley’s 2-1 defeat at Liverpool.
Ryan Fulton, Chesterfield
Ryan Fulton continued on the Chesterfield bench on Tuesday night, with Thorsten Stuckmann again taking on the #1 shirt for the trip to Walsall. The Spireites lost 1-0. He was also amongst the substitutes for the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury on Saturday. Chesterfield are now eight points from safety in the League One relegation zone.
Lloyd Jones, Swindon Town
Swindon Town suffered a devastating 3-2 defeat at relegation rivals Port Vale on Saturday to fall further into the League One drop zone. Lloyd Jones spent the duration of the game on the bench.
Ryan Kent, Barnsley
Winger Ryan Kent returned to the Barnsley first XI on Tuesday night, making his 31st start of the season as The Tykes travelled to face Queens Park Rangers. For the 23rd time, he was withdrawn early, coming off after 73 minutes with Barnsley falling to a 2-1 defeat. Kent had a good game, threatening the defence on a number of occasions, but could not help make a difference on the scoresheet.
On Saturday, Kent dropped to the bench for the home clash with Ipswich, and for just the second time this season was unused for a league match. The match finished 1-1, with Ipswich netting a 93rd minute equalizer.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
Brooks Lennon returned from the CONCACAF U20 Championship to rejoin Real Salt Lake, but was not involved in the squad as his side lost 2-0 at the Chicago Fire.
Lazar Markovic, Hull City
Lazar Markovic got himself another start on Saturday, lining up on the right wing for Hull City in their Premier League clash with Swansea City. Markovic had a mostly quiet afternoon, but Hull still managed to get the 2-1 win after two goals from Oumar Niasse. Hull travel to Everton next weekend.
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace
With scheduled league opponents Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup action, Crystal Palace did not play this weekend.
Danny Ward, Huddersfield Town
After being subbed off last week, Danny Ward missed out on Huddersfield’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday night with a thigh injury, with Joel Coleman deputizing.
Ward returned to the first XI on Saturday, and kept a clean sheet to help Huddersfield beat Brentford 1-0 away from home. Former Red Sergi Canos came off the bench after 64 minutes for Brentford. Huddersfield head to Bristol City on Friday.
Andre Wisdom, Red Bull Salzburg
Despite helping Salzburg keep a clean sheet last week, Andre Wisdom dropped to the bench this weekend, watching as his side’s eight game winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Admira. He spent the duration of the game on the bench.
Written by Jacob Ware.