Another week, another win for the reds; but how did the Liverpool Loanees fair?
It was a quieter week for those on loan with just 10 players featuring in the weekends action.
Ben Woodburn continues to be a growing cause for concern as the promising youngster was left out of the Sheffield Utd squad for a 6th consecutive game, whilst Shamal George and Sheyi Ojo were also unused.
Marko Grujic and Connor Randall are both still sidelined and Adam Bogdan‘s Hibs did not have a match at the weekend.
Karius and Besiktas got back to winning ways after 4 games without a win (losing 3) as they thumped Rizespor 4-1 in the Monday night game.
Karius had very little to do other than pick the ball out of the back of his net as Rizespor rarely threatened the home side over the course of the game.
Anderson Arroyo continued his fine form for Gent U21s last night as they picked up a 2-1 home win against Zulte-Waregem.
The Gent Men’s team won by the identical scoreline at the weekend but Awoniyi was a lot less involved. A late cameo was all that was rewarded to the youngster for a second week running.
Young full-back Corey Whelan found himself on the scoresheet this weekend as he opened the scoring for Crewe in the 70th minute. With only his second senior goal to date Whelan controlled a cross field pass with his right before slotting home with his left. Crewe went on to beat Grimsby 2-0.
Kent and Ejaria had a very disappointing weekend as Rangers lost the League Cup semi final to Aberdeen at Hampden Park.
Both Red loanees played the full 90 but were unable to create the breakthrough as the Gers slumped to a 1-0 defeat.
The goals have dried up for Danny Ings and Southampton as they fired a blank for the third game in a row. Fellow strugglers Newcastle visited St Mary’s at the weekend and left with a point as the game finished 0-0.
Harry Wilson was not on the scoresheet this weekend but he did get an assist as Derby drew 1-1 with Middlesborough.
A win would of seen Derby go top and they were minutes away from achieving their aim only to be undone by a comical own goal by defender Jayden Bogle.
Wilson was deployed in the playmaker role of a midfield 3 and had a very effective and productive evening.
Herbie Kane made his 17th start of the season for Doncaster as they lost 2-1 to Coventry on Saturday. Not the result he would have wanted but the young midfielder continues to impress whilst on loan.
Last but not least Allan Rodrigues was back in the Eintracht squad after being left out of the Europa game mid week.
Allan came on for the final 20 and helped his team battle back as they drew 1-1 with Nurnberg.