During Jurgen Klopp’s debut season, the German used teenage winger Sheyi Ojo on a regular basis, but the Englishman endured a very underwhelming 2017/18, failing to make a single Premier League appearance.
Ojo suffered from injuries, but the likes of Ben Woodburn and even Trent Alexander-Arnold have definitely surpassed him in the pecking order, even though the latter is primarily a right-back…
Ojo turns 20 next month, meaning it’s undeniably time he plays regular first-team football.
The Newcastle Chronicle states that Rafa Benitez has included our youngster on his shortlist ahead of what’s going to be a big transfer window for the Magpies.
They do not state whether our former manager wants Ojo permanently or on loan, but we’d suggest a temporary deal is more likely.
For us, a loan move to Newcastle would make perfect sense. He’d hopefully earn significantly more minutes than he would on Merseyside, playing in front of a massive crowd and in the top flight to boot.
Benitez will improve him tactically, something Klopp’s criticised Ojo for in the past – and the winger could finally start fulfilling his serious potential.