Ben Woodburn has returned to Liverpool after his failed loan spell at Sheffield United.
The Welshman’s deal was ended early, but it was meant to last until the end of the season. Due to a lack of playing time at Bramall Lane, however, both parties thought it best to terminate.
In 2018/19, Woodburn started just one game, playing 156 minutes of Championship football in total – nowhere near enough for a 19-year-old who’s been rated as one of the most talented of his generation by some…
Oddly, Echo journalist Paul Gorst has stated that Liverpool do not plan on officially announcing Woodburn’s return – which we guess is an effort to remove pressure and expectation from his shoulders.
Ben Woodburn returned to Liverpool on January 1. Club not planning to formally announce the end of the young Wales international’s loan spell with Sheffield United.
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) January 9, 2019
We just hope Woodburn can regain some confidence with our U23s and maybe try another loan spell before the month is out.
It’s imperative that he finds a club and a manager that trusts him, plays him and lets him express his creative talent.
Because right now, it seems a long time ago that Woodburn became our youngest ever goalscorer in November 2016.