It was match day two for a lot of the Liverpool players that are out on loan, whilst another youngster secured a temporary move away from the club.
Taiwo Awoniyi, Royal Excel Mouscron
After his debut goal last week, Taiwo Awoniyi earned another start for Royal Excel Mouscron, as the Belgian side welcomed KAA Gent.
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The game started poorly for Mouscron, who found themselves 2-0 down at halftime, but the home side fought back, scoring three second half goals to win 3-2. Awoniyi earned an assist on the 84th minute equalizer, after strong hold up play and a clever lay off set up Omar Govea’s finish.
Through two games and 180 minutes for his new team, Awoniyi has started well, with one goal and one assist.
Pedro Chirivella, Willem II
Pedro Chirivella made his second consecutive start on Sunday, lining up at centre midfield for Willem II’s clash with Utrecht. The Spaniard’s side lost 2-0, with both goals scored in the first 10 minutes. Chirivella played the full 90 minutes, earning his second booking of the season after 69 minutes.
Shamal George, Carlisle United
Carlisle United had a good Saturday afternoon, cruising to a 3-0 win over Cheltenham Town. Shamal George was an unused substitute.
Carlisle are in midweek League Cup action, hosting Sunderland on Tuesday.
Brooks Lennon, Real Salt Lake
American forward Brooks Lennon made his first Real Salt Lake start since June, but could not provide a cutting edge as his side fell 3-1 at Montreal Impact. Lennon played the full 90 minutes in his 17th MLS appearance of the season, and was booked in the first half.
Sheyi Ojo, Fulham
Promising winger Sheyi Ojo saw a season-long loan deal with Championship side Fulham confirmed on Wednesday.
CONFIRMED: The Club is delighted to announce the signing of @sheyi_ojo from Liverpool on a season-long loan ✍️
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 16, 2017
The loan is Ojo’s third in the Championship, after previous spells with Wigan Athletic and Wolves, and he joins a team which has opened the season with three consecutive draws.
Handed the #19 shirt, Ojo was named on the bench for Saturday’s home clash with Sheffield Wednesday, but was unused as Fulham lost 1-0 to suffer their first defeat of the season. The 20-year-old will hope to debut on Tuesday, when his side host League One Bristol Rovers in the League Cup.
Connor Randall, Hearts
Connor Randall got another start, as his Hearts side battled to a 0-0 draw at Rangers. Again starting in midfield, Randall put in a disciplined display, before being withdrawn after 63 minutes. Hearts travel to Motherwell next Saturday.