Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo has been on the loan merry-go-round in recent years and has received praise from his latest manager.
The 23-year-old has been to five different clubs since his progression through the ranks at Melwood, with Wolves, Fulham, Reims, Rangers and Cardiff City all accommodating him in their respective first team squads.
Statistically speaking, his best spell was in Scotland under the watchful eye of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, where he scored five times and provided seven assists in 36 appearances (TransferMarkt). Most notably, Ojo scored the winner during the Gers’ triumph over Feyenoord in the Europa League last season (via BBC Sport).
He is currently playing for Neil Harris’ Bluebirds, for whom he has found the net twice from his first eight outings (TransferMarkt), much to the delight of his manager.
“I think Sheyi is showing us his importance with a couple of goals and a couple of assists,” Harris told Cardiff’s official website.
“He had just been missing that final end product. In the first half, he got into some great areas of the pitch but the cross wasn’t what it should be. But in moments, he’s unplayable.
“His counter-attacking ability and his ability to dribble are excellent, and he’s unpredictable.”
Needs a permanent move
While some Liverpool fans may be happy that Ojo is getting opportunities at other clubs, it’s fair to say that his time at Anfield realistically ended a long time ago.
The Englishman has only made 13 first team outings for the Reds, scoring against Exeter City during an FA Cup tie in 2016, and is clearly miles behind the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in terms of competition for places.
After Michael Edwards has made a fortune on fringe players at Anfield already, it will not be a surprise if he can work his magic on Ojo as well. The question is what level is right for his ability. While he appears to be comfortable in the Championship currently, the question remains to be definitively answered.
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