Sheyi Ojo leaves Liverpool after 11 years this summer. The winger posted a touching farewell message on social media.
Sheyi Ojo joined Liverpool back in 2011 as a 14-year-old and leaves the club this summer. It’s a difficult end for a player who once promised so much.
Ojo arrived as one of the must-sign prospects in English football, after all. He impressed in the youth setup, too, and earned some decent loans over his career.
The highlight, of course, came as Ojo played with reasonable regularity in 2015/16 under Jurgen Klopp. The winger made eight Premier League appearances – including a start – and scored in the FA Cup. Things looked quite bright back then.
Unfortunately, Ojo couldn’t make it stick and disappointing loan spells at the likes of Reims and Rangers have hit his reputation. He’ll now leave in an attempt to find a regular club where he can play, rather than just a short-term place.
Sheyi Ojo leaves Liverpool
Ojo took to social media on Thursday to say his farewell to Liverpool. It’s clearly an experience he holds dear and makes it very clear that he achieved some true dreams while at the club.
I feel blessed to have played at this club. Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly the unconditional support from the fans.
“I joined Liverpool when I was 14,” he wrote on Instagram. “Never could I imagine the journey it would take me on. Both on and off the pitch.
“From the come up in the academy to playing for the club at the highest level. The experiences along the way in europe, tours. The setbacks & Injuries, making mistakes. Learning patience. The physical & mental challenges of going on loan to different clubs.
“It’s a unique story. & I’m grateful. Never stop dreaming”
It’s a real shame that things didn’t work out for Ojo as it really looked like they might at one stage. But this is how it is in football – few of the kids actually make it to the top, even if it looks certain.
Hopefully, Ojo can find the right club for him this summer and finally get some security in a role.