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Goal & Assist: Liverpool duo combine for Cardiff City win

Cardiff City picked up another win thanks to their Liverpool duo on Tuesday. The Bluebirds are moving up the table again.

That’s back-to-back wins for Cardiff City, now. They’re up to 11th but still eight points from the Play-Off spots.

They’ll hope to keep going and challenge for promotion, though. And if they’re to succeed, they’ll want to keep seeing great things from their on-loan Liverpool duo.

Cardiff have both Sheyi Ojo and Harry Wilson in their squad this season. Both are 23 and facing uncertain Liverpool futures.

But they’re certainly making things appear brighter for themselves this season. That’s despite a recent change of manager.

Mick McCarthy is now the Cardiff boss and he immediately dropped Wilson from his lineup. He even left the loanee on the bench in one game.

Fortunately, he got the reaction he wanted. Wilson came off the bench to assist against Millwall on January 20th – prompting praise from McCarthy.

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That earned him a start and Wilson grabbed another assist. Again, he started on Tuesday evening against Rotherham and got his third assist in as many games.

And even better for Liverpool, he set up Ojo for the goal in a 2-1 win.

Benefits

Wilson now has three goals and seven assists this season. Only two Championship players boast more than that latter figure – the much sought-after Michael Olise and Liverpool’s own Harvey Elliott.

Ojo, too, is having a decent campaign. He has five goals and six assists.

Liverpool will love this. Both players look more than comfortable at Championship level, despite playing for a struggling side.

It suggests the Reds can fetch decent fees for both at the end of the season. That’ll be a great bonus for any rebuild they fancy doing.

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Hopefully, they keep this up. If they can hit 15 contributions each by the end of the season, that’ll certainly prompt some real interest.

We don’t see futures at Liverpool for either of the Cardiff duo but Liverpool should still benefit. Not to mention that the 23-year-olds are each setting themselves up for bright individual futures.

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