The highlights of a disappointing week for several of Liverpool’s loanees were another goal for Taiwo Awoniyi and an important away point in the Europa League for Allan’s Apollon Limassol.

Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Apollon Limassol

Allan made his second Apollon Limassol appearance, and his European debut, when his side travelled to Liverpool to face Everton in the Europa League on Thursday night. The Brazilian midfielder played the full 90 minutes as Apollon earned an away draw after a late equalizer.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Thursday, September 28, 2017: Apollon Limassol’s Allan Rodrigues de Souza and Everton’s Tom Davies during the UEFA Europa League Play-Off 1st Leg match between Everton and Apollon Limassol FC at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Allan impressed with a cultured performance in the centre of midfield.

The result sees Apollon stay ahead of the Blues after two games, with two points to Everton’s one.

On Sunday, Apollon beat Nea Salamis 5-0. Allan was an unused substitute.

Taiwo Awoniyi, Royal Excel Mouscron

Taiwo Awoniyi was back amongst the goals on Saturday, netting the second goal for Royal Excel Mouscron in their clash against KV Mechelen.

The goal was a typical striker’s effort, with Awoniyi beating his defender to the near post to poke in a low cross.

Unfortunately, despite leading 2-0 at the break, Mouscron only managed a 2-2 draw. Awoniyi was subbed off after 79 minutes.

Pedro Chirivella, Willem II

After missing last weekend through suspension, Pedro Chirivella returned to the Willem II first XI for Saturday’s trip to PSV. It proved to be a disappointing afternoon for the midfielder, as his side were beaten 4-0. Chirivella played the full 90 minutes.

Shamal George, Carlisle United

Shamal George continued as the Carlisle #1 this week, starting in goal for his side as they hosted Stevenage on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Carlisle lost 2-0, with George at fault for both goals.

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NUNEATON, ENGLAND – Sunday, July 30, 2017: Liverpool’s goalkeeper Shamal George during a pre-season friendly between Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven at the Liberty Way Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

On the first, George spilled an innocuous corner, allowing Ben Kennedy to score, before he let Tom Pett’s speculative header slip through his hands just nine minutes later.

The poor performance saw George dropped for Carlisle’s Saturday trip to Crawley Town, with Jack Bonham starting in goal in a 1-0 away win.

Toni Gomes, Forest Green Rovers

Toni Gomes continued his wait for his first professional goal this week, with Forest Green losing both their games, first 3-0 at Cambridge United on Tuesday, then 1-0 to Accrington Stanley at the weekend.

Gomes played 29 minutes off the bench in midweek, but was not named in the squad on Saturday.

Ryan Kent, SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg got their first win of the season on Sunday, beating Hoffenheim 3-2. Ryan Kent was an unused substitute. 

Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at LA Galaxy, secured after a 95th minute equalizer from USA international Kyle Beckerman.

Brooks Lennon started the game on the bench, before coming on after 66 minutes.

With two regular season games to play, RSL are clinging on to a playoff spot.

Sheyi Ojo, Fulham

Fulham were back in action on Tuesday night, facing Nottingham Forest away. The Cottagers earned an impressive 3-1 win. Sheyi Ojo started, although he would be taken off after 59 minutes after a subdued performance. His replacement, Neeskens Kebano, scored Fulham’s third goal.

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Fulham took on QPR in the West London Derby on Friday night, and took home a 2-1 victory away from home. Ojo started, but had a disappointing game, before being taken off in the 55th minute with a dislocated shoulder.

Ojo was due to join England U21s for the international break, but his shoulder injury could keep him out for up to three months.

Divock Origi, VfL Wolfsburg

Divock Origi continued in the Wolfsburg first XI this weekend, as the Bundesliga side drew their third straight game, this time 1-1 at home to Mainz.

Origi had a quiet game, before coming off after 84 minutes.

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The striker will spend the international break with Belgium, who face Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus.

Connor Randall, Hearts

Hearts suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Dundee on Saturday. Connor Randall played the full 90 minutes. 

Jordan Williams, Rochdale

Rochdale clinched their third straight clean sheet on Tuesday, battling to a 0-0 draw at Blackpool. Jordan Williams once again played the full 90 minutes.

The Dale defence stood firm again on Saturday, as they held AFC Wimbledon to another 0-0 draw. Williams played the whole 90 minutes, being booked after 31.

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I cover the Reds’ loanees for Anfield HQ. Student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Lifelong Liverpool fan.

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