Harry Wilson and Sheyi Ojo continue to look like the pick of Liverpool’s young players hoping to make it out on loan.
Harvey Elliott also deserves a mention in the particular regard although there is less pressure in comparison to Wilson and Ojo, who cannot afford not to hit the ground running in their respective moves.
Both Wilson, 23, and Ojo, 23, were in action for Cardiff City at the weekend during the 4-0 victory against Luton Town.
Collectively, the Liverpool duo clocked over 75 minutes of action and registered a goal and three assists.
Wilson provided two of the goals on the day. He also created four chances and had three shots, as per WhoScored.
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Ojo, meanwhile, was on the scoresheet and also had an assist to his name during the victory. He similarly had three shots and had an impressive pass completion rate of 89 per cent.
Both players are already winning over the Cardiff fans, after both helped ease the pressure on manager Neil Harris with an important victory that moves the team up to 14th in the table.
Local publication Wales Online graded Ojo and Wilson’s performances at a 7/10 rating, noting: “After a quiet game in midweek, Wilson was back creating and exciting once again.
“Still not at his rip-roaring best but another encouraging display. Two brilliant corners produced as many goals, his quality of service is awesome.”
Regarding Ojo’s performance, they said: “Made a terrific break down the left to set up Mark Harris’ goal, but also had some frustrating, sloppy moments in possession, too.
“Missed a big chance to score when he squandered a free header but drove him a stunning effort for the fourth.”
Chance to kick-on
It was important for both Wilson and Ojo to get back on track having won just one of their previous eight Championship matches prior to the victory against Luton.
The Liverpool forward duo both made big impressions at the start of the season and will hope their recent struggles are firmly behind them following a much-needed victory.
Ojo and Wilson are fighting for their futures and considering where they are in their development, both will know time is running out in regards to a future at Liverpool.
Wilson has managed just one senior appearance under Jurgen Klopp in the past three years coming in the form of a starting berth against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup back in October.
Meanwhile, Ojo hasn’t played for Liverpool in over three years with his most recent outing occurring during an FA Cup third-round replay against Plymouth Argyle in 2017.
Both players will hope to return to Liverpool better players next season, possibly ready to compete for a first-team place or with their values increased.
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