Liverpool will reject any offers for Sheyi Ojo this month and Newcastle United have already seen an approach rejected according to reports.
19-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo isn’t a player that has been involved in the first team this season, but fans were very excited about him – and rightly so – before an unfortunate injury on our pre-season tour effectively took the first half of his season away.
He made his first senior appearance of the season recently in what was a difficult game for all involved, a 0-0 draw against Plymouth Argyle at Anfield. Going into the replay, our youngsters should be more than confident of getting the job done and Sheyi should play a big part in that.
There was unexpected news yesterday morning about Ojo. Apparently, ex-Liverpool and current Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez wants our academy star on loan for the rest of the season. This could potentially be a good move for him, with it looking unlikely that he’ll get a huge amount of game time in the Premier League this season given our position.
However, he has been on loan to the Championship already in his career. At the beginning of last season, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on what was meant to be a season-long loan. His time there was less than successful and the deal was cut short in the middle of the season. Obviously, Klopp saw something in him that nobody else did at Wolves as Sheyi scored his first goal for the club and proved to be very useful for the remainder of the season.
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News also came in later today, however, that the offer from Newcastle is set to be rejected, with Jürgen Klopp preparing him for first team involvement. Since we usually play a 4-3-3 formation and Sadio Mane is away for the next month, Ojo is now the only natural winger in our squad. He may not be quite ready to come in and have a real impact in the Premier League yet, but there will certainly be opportunities for him.
He is, in my opinion, one of the most talented young players we have. If Klopp does indeed reject the offer from our former manager, I expect him to show his faith by giving him a run out whenever possible in the next few months. I mean, take a look at my Twitter handle and you can see my bias, but I still believe there are big things to come from this guy. Keep your eye on him.