An eventful week for Liverpool’s loanees saw two young Reds tally their first professional goals, and Taiwo Awoniyi return to his goal-scoring ways with a brace in Belgium.
Allan Rodrigues de Souza, Apollon Limassol
Allan Souza dropped out of the Apollon first XI on Wednesday, spending the duration of his side’s 2-0 win at Doxa on the bench. The midfielder was again unused on Sunday, as Apollon beat AEK Larnaca 2-0.
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Anderson Arroyo, RCD Mallorca
Liverpool sealed one last January deal this week, announcing the arrival of Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo on Tuesday. Arroyo immediately joins Spanish side RCD Mallorca on an 18-month loan deal, in a bid to gain a work permit.
After relegation last season, Mallorca are currently playing in Segunda Division B, the third division in Spain’s football setup, although they lead their table by nine points. According to the club, Arroyo will train with the first team, but initially play for Mallorca B, currently in the fourth division.
Arroyo made his debut for Mallorca B on Saturday, starting in the 1-0 win over Manacor.
Taiwo Awoniyi, Royal Excel Mouscron
Taiwo Awoniyi was back in the Mouscron first XI this weekend, and had a brilliant game, scoring twice and assisting the third in his side’s 4-3 defeat at Standard Liege.
The brace moves Awoniyi to seven goals in all competitions this season.
Pedro Chirivella, Willem II
Willem II secured a massive win on Wednesday, beating midtable side VVV-Venlo 3-0 to move four points clear of the relegation playoff spots. Pedro Chirivella started, and played the whole full 90 minutes.
Chirivella then made his 20th league start of the Eredivisie season at the weekend, as Willem II lost 1-0 at Heracles. The midfielder came off after 78 minutes.
Ovie Ejaria, Sunderland
Two Liverpool loanees faced each other this week, with Ovie Ejaria’s Sunderland traveling to take on Ryan Kent’s Bristol City.
It was a remarkable game, with Bristol racing out to a 3-0 win lead by halftime, and Sunderland scoring three second half goals to earn a point. Ejaria started, before coming off after 83 minutes.
Andy Firth, Chester
Chester lost 1-0 at Woking on Saturday. Andy Firth was an unused substitute.
Jon Flanagan, Bolton Wanderers
Jon Flanagan was an unused substitute in Bolton’s 1-1 draw with Fulham.
Marko Grujic, Cardiff City
Marko Grujic continued in the Cardiff first XI this week, starting as the deep midfielder in his side’s 1-1 draw at Millwall. Grujic played 77 minutes.
Ryan Kent, Bristol City
Ryan Kent started Bristol’s 3-3 draw against Sunderland, and earned an assist on his side’s third goal, after his low cross was tucked in by Famara Diedhiou. Kent came off in injury time.
Lazar Markovic, Anderlecht
Anderlecht lost 2-0 at Oostende on Sunday. Lazar Markovic was not involved.
Sheyi Ojo, Fulham
Sheyi Ojo was back in training early this week after missing the past three games with an injury. However, he did not recover in time to feature in Fulham’s 1-1 draw at Bolton.
Divock Origi, VfL Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg crashed out of the DFP Pokal at the quarter final stage on Wednesday, after losing 1-0 at Schalke 04. Divock Origi played the whole game.
Origi dropped out of the starting lineup at the weekend, with Wolfsburg traveling to Werder Bremen. The Wolves lost 3-1, with Origi coming on after 69 minutes, but proving unable to impact the scoreline.
Connor Randall, Hearts
Hearts were in Scottish FA Cup action on Saturday, welcoming St Johnstone in the fifth round. Connor Randall started on the bench, before coming on after 77 minutes, and helping Hearts see out a 3-0 win.
Daniel Sturridge, West Bromwich Albion
West Brom travel to Chelsea on Monday night.
Matty Virtue, Notts County
Matty Virtue was back in the Notts County first XI on Tuesday, as his side travelled to Wales to take on Swansea in the FA Cup fourth round replay.
The Magpies endured a disastrous evening, falling to a hefty 8-1 defeat. Virtue played the whole game, picking up a booking in injury time.
Virtue was not involved in his side’s 1-0 loss at Barnet on Saturday.
Corey Whelan, Yeovil Town
Corey Whelan made his second Yeovil start on Tuesday, and scored his first professional goal to help his side beat League One Fleetwood Town 3-2 in the EFL Trophy quarter final.
Whelan’s maiden goal came in impressive fashion, the Ireland U21 international smashing a left-footed strike into the net after a Yeovil corner was cleared to the edge of the box.
The defender played the whole game and was named Man of the Match.
Whelan then made his first League Two start on Saturday, and helped Yeovil to a clean sheet and a point after a 0-0 draw at Crewe Alexandra. The defender picked up a booking, and played the whole game.
Harry Wilson, Hull City
Harry Wilson earned his first Hull City start at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and enjoyed a brilliant game, first winning a penalty inside 10 minutes, before going on to score his first senior goal late in the first half.
Sneaking in at the back post, Wilson tucked Will Keane’s cross into the roof of the net to put his side two up.
Hull would win 2-0, with Wilson coming off after 71 minutes.