Mid – season Review : Liverpool loaned out players
Liverpool might have had a bad time in trying to replace Luis Suarez instead of signing a replacement for Suarez they strengthened their playing XI. With so many players coming into the team it was bound to be that some players ended up being one too many for the squad. We now look at how some of the players from Liverpool have done for their loan teams. They might be able to make a comeback into the team if they perform really well; here is a list of some of the most important players who are away:
Ousamma Assaidi: Stoke City > Al Ahli
The winger never really got a chance to play for Liverpool and was sent away on loan to Stoke City again at the start of the season. Unfortunately for the Moroccan he couldn’t break into the Stoke team and was left on the bench.
Assaidi didn’t score a single goal for the club, despite making 11 appearances and Liverpool recalled him in January and sold him to Dubai based club Al Ahli for close to £4 million, having bought him for a paltry £2million a couple of seasons ago.
Tiago Llori: Bordeaux
The pacey Portuguese centre back was expected to make a big play for a starting role at Liverpool after the sale of Agger but he was sent out on loan to Bordeaux. He spent last season on loan at Granada and made only 9 appearances while this season he has made only 6 appearances for the French club.
It seems his future at Liverpool is in doubts, he hasn’t really played a lot of games at the different clubs and it could be an end to his tryst with Liverpool.
Jordan Ibe: Derby Country
Ibe is seen as another winger in the shoes of Raheem Sterling. Ibe started the season with a bang, impressing all in the pre-season. The 19 year old played last season on loan at Birmingham City for the last 6 months of the season, he was impressive for the club as he made 11 appearances and helped them save off relegation.
This season he has been a regular feature for Derby County and has scored 5 times in 24 appearances. If he continues performing at this level, there is no doubt he will have a say in the Liverpool team sometime in the future.
Andre Wisdom: West Bromwich Albion
Wisdom has been considered as one of the best right backs from the youth ranks in England and Liverpool. He really came into the scene when he played 19 games for the club despite being only 19 at that stage; this was under Rodgers’ first season as coach. He impressed everyone with his strength and reading of the game.
For more development he was sent first to Derby County and now is on loan at West Bromwich Albion to gain more Premier League experience. Liverpool do need their defenders to get all the experience that they can get, Wisdom does have the wisdom to make it to the Liverpool team, and has already made 21 appearances for the Baggies this season.
Joao Carlos Teixeira: Brighton & Hove Albion
The 21 year old midfielder had been one of the most promising young players in the Liverpool ranks. Teixeira is a creative midfielder and loves to provide that killer pass to the forwards. Currently the Portuguese is on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion; he has made 17 appearances for the club and is often considered to be one of the most technically gifted young players at the moment.
He is too good to sit on a bench for most of the season, though he still is not at the level of playing in the Premier League day in day out, he does need some more time out on loan.
Luis Alberto: Malaga
Alberto was signed in 2013 from the Barcelona B side and big things were expected from the Spaniard, sadly he never could break into the Liverpool team last season although he did make a dozen appearances for the club.
The forward was then loaned out to Malaga this season and has scored 2 goals in 12 appearances, it seems his growth has stagnated and for his case, if not Liverpool’s he would hope his time at Malaga does turn out to be fruitful.
Iago Aspas: Sevilla
The less said about the Spaniard’s season at Liverpool last season the better, he would only be remembered for taking that corner against Chelsea in the dying minutes which led to Chelsea scoring the 2nd goal.
This time around he is playing on loan at Sevilla and has scored two hat tricks for the club, yes, two hat tricks, when he only scored 1 goal for all of last season for Liverpool; however, he does not seem to have a future at Liverpool and probably will sign for Sevilla at the end of the season.
Divock Origi: Lille
The young Belgian centre forward was signed only at the start of the season and immediately sent back to Lille on loan. Origi is seen as one of the best young strikers in the world at the moment and shone for Lille last season and even for Belgium in the World Cup.
This season he has scored 4 goals in 26 appearances for Lille but he has struggled for the club and Lille really haven’t done anything noteworthy this season either. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club is in talks with Lille to bring back the striker in January.
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