Sheffield United: Ben Woodburn’s departure is poised to be officially confirmed

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

Liverpool are ready to cut short Ben Woodburn's loan spell with Championship promotion chasers Sheffield United, according to Goal.

Mowbray did not dismiss that Rovers are in the market for a striker but said that Woodburn is not the kind of player that they are in the market for this January. "Just as the boys who have been playing haven't either".

"If we were going to find a striker it would be more in the mould of a Danny Graham type, a target man, rather than a running wide striker". Sheffield United have already signed Kieran Dowell, the England under-20 World Cup victor, from Everton as his replacement. But it seems Woodburn's time in the Championship is not over yet. He remains, despite a hard 12 months, very highly thought of by Jurgen Klopp and his staff, who are keen to see his development kick on.

Indeed, a trio of Championship clubs have expressed interest in acquiring his services, namely Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Hull City, all of whom could benefit from a surge in attacking options during the second-half of the campaign.

Although that will depend on if Klopp views it as a good move for the youngster.

Woodburn became the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history when netting in the League Cup against Leeds United in November 2016, aged just 17 years and 45 days.

The Wales worldwide is unlikely to have felt he developed much during his time in Sheffield. The midfielder has already gone back out on loan to Reading.

For example, Ovie Ejaria has recently returned from a less than satisfactory spell at Rangers.

In contrast, Ryan Kent has been a huge success at Gers under Steven Gerrard, while Harry Wilson is also proving his worth at Derby County.

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