Liverpool supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Cherries off the back of successive draws against Everton and West Brom, yet the result was never in doubt on the South Coast as the Reds produced a scintillating attacking display to see off Eddie Howe’s side. Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino secured a comprehensive victory for the Merseyside giants, who took advantage of Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester City a day earlier to move back into fourth place in the Premier League table.
Consequently, there have been many delighted Liverpudlians in the Tavern in the last few days, and they are likely to be interested by an intriguing report from The Daily Mail, which suggests that manager Klopp is set to sanction a loan move for forward Ben Woodburn in the January window.
The 18-year-old burst onto the scene last season with the second goal in their 2-0 victory over Leeds United in the League Cup, thus becoming the youngest player to ever net for the Reds to break the record set by former striker Michael Owen back in 1997.
However, the Wales international has since added just nine further first team appearances for the Merseysiders, only one of which has come this term, and it appears that he could be heading out on loan in January as reports suggest that manager Klopp will sanction such a move.
And with Woodburn’s first team opportunities likely to remain restricted at Anfield in the second half of the campaign, it’s a move which appears to be in the best interests of the 18-year-old.
Landlord’s verdict: Ben Woodburn made quite the impression for Liverpool by netting against Leeds United last season, in turn becoming the club’s youngest-ever goal-scorer, yet things haven’t quite worked for him since then.
The 18-year-old has only added nine further appearances for the Reds since that evening in October last year, and as such it seems that he could spend the second half of the campaign on loan in a bid for more regular first team football.
And given how talented the Welshman is and how much potential he has, there are likely to be several suitors queueing up for the forward come the New Year.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!