In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side, and provide a brief update regarding their form.
Ovie Ejaria – Reading
It was a good week for Ovie Ejaria, who played a major part in Reading securing a 2-2 draw against in-form Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
The midfielder played 91 minutes in the match for the Royals, and provided an assist for one of their goals. He also played three key passes, completed four successful dribbles and made three successful tackles and finished with a WhoScored rating of 7.85 – the highest of any Reading player on the night.
The 21-year-old also played in the Royals’ 1-0 victory against Preston North End last Saturday, where he was again impressive and finished with a rating of 7.66 (via WhoScored).
Marko Grujic – Hertha Berlin
Marko Grujic got another 90 minutes under his belt last weekend as he played in Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen at Weserstadion (via Transfermarkt).
It has been a successful loan spell in Germany so far for the midfielder, who has played every single minute of their Bundesliga campaign to date, scoring two goals in that time (Transfermarkt).
His form will no doubt be impressing Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, and Grujic has recently said that he is confident he still has a future at Anfield (via Sky Sports).
Kamil Grabara – Huddersfield Town
Kamil Grabara did not feature at all for Huddersfield Town in their midweek game against Middlesbrough.
The Polish goalkeeper missed the game against Jonathan Woodgate’s side due to a stomach bug which also prevented his teammate Alex Pritchard from featuring (Huddersfield Examiner).
It was the first Championship game that the 20-year-old has missed this term (Transfermarkt), but manager Danny Cowley said that he was “hopeful” that Grabara would be fit to face Barnsley (Huddersfield Examiner).
It was a pretty good week for these Liverpool loanees, with the exception of Grabara. Ejaria and Grujic both continue to get regular minutes under their belts at Reading and Hertha Berlin respectively, and it was a particularly good week for the former who played a key part in the Royals’ draw at Loftus Road.
Hopefully, it will be a short-term illness for Grabara, and he can get himself in a good enough condition to feature for Huddersfield in their next Championship outing.
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