Ben Woodburn has completed a season-long loan move to Sheffield United in a bid to play regular football at senior level.
Alongside Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho, Woodburn has been one of the youngsters that has impressed during Liverpool’s pre-season, assisting Xherdan Shaqiri’s sensational debut goal against Manchester United.
Despite being just 18 years old, he has joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan and could make his debut as early as Saturday in the Blades’ opening Championship fixture against Swansea City.
Upon signing Woodburn, Sheffield boss Chris Wilder said: “Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality. He’s been involved with Liverpool throughout their pre-season and I’m delighted they’ve trusted us with one of their outstanding young prospects, who is a full international as a teenager.
“It’s his first loan move and I’m sure it will be a great one for all parties. He makes goals and score goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch.”
Woodburn has an exciting future ahead of him and going out on loan this summer is the next step in his development. He will play regularly in the Championship and learn what it’s like to play with men week in, week out.
Having impressed once or twice for Liverpool’s first team and for Wales’ national side, the 18-year-old will be looking to kick on and make a good impression to show Klopp he has what it takes to join him for the 2019/20 season.