We’ve reached the end of the first month of the new season, so let’s reflect on the performances on Liverpool’s 10 loanees so far.
Kamil Grabara has started every Championship game for Huddersfield but is yet to keep a clean sheet amid the struggles of the relegated Terriers.
He has shipped 11 goals for the Yorkshire outfit, who sit second from bottom in the table.
Loris Karius, technically, remains a Liverpool player in the second year of his temporary move.
He missed Besiktas’ first game, a 3-0 defeat at Sivasspor, but has since returned to the line-up and conceded only one goal in his two games.
Nathaniel Phillips made his first start for Bundesliga 2 side Stuttgart against Erzgebirge after coming as a substitute in the previous two matches.
He helped them to a well-earned clean sheet after their left-back Borna Sosa was sent off midway through the second half, and the early signs are that he could be involved in a promotion bid, with Stuttgart second in the table.
Marko Grujic is plying his trade in the German top tier once again with Hertha Berlin, but they have had a difficult start.
Grujic grabbed headlines in their 2-2 draw at Bayern Munich on the opening day, scoring an assured opener before fouling Robert Lewandowski to concede e penalty.
He has played 90 minutes in their two games since, but they have both ended in 3-0 defeats to Wolfsburg and Schalke.
Elsewhere, Ovie Ejaria has been named WhoScored‘s Championship Player of the Month after an excellent start at Reading. You can read more on that here.
Intriguingly, Allan Rodrigues de Souza‘s eye-catching performances at Fluminense have earned him a call-up to the Brazil Olympic Squad for their upcoming friendlies. That could boost his chances of finally securing a UK work permit.
Reds fans have been able to keep a close eye on Harry Wilson, who has netted two goals for Bournemouth in two starts, the second a truly sensational free-kick against our title rivals Manchester City.
Sheyi Ojo has already enjoyed plenty of involvement at Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, starting six games last month. Two goals and three assists represents a superb initial return, and he has already played an important role in securing their passage to the Europa League group stage.
Ben Woodburn has played even more football at Oxford United in League One, with eight appearances under his belt. In that time he has been directly involved in three goals (one goal, two assists) after banishing an early nightmare miss.
In stark contrast, Taiwo Awoniyi has only registered 29 substitute minutes at Mainz as he’s very much eased into his new surroundings.
Overall, it’s probably between Ejaria and Ojo for the loanee of the month.