Klopp says Woodburn can go out on loan
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says youngster Ben Woodburn will only be allowed to move out on loan if first-team football is guaranteed.
The Welshman returned to Merseyside after injuring his ankle, which forced his loan move to Sheffield United cut short. He only managed to make eight appearances for the Blades in the first half of this season.
The 19-year-old has returned to full fitness and was part of travelling squad that went out to Dubai for a warm-weather trip.
Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Klopp said: “Ben Woodburn is an outstanding talent, still pretty much a kid, and I am happy to see him here, running around, completely fit and really settled in the squad.
“In the summer, I think he lost a bit of patience and it was really long he was already with us.
“The first-team situation didn’t really change and then you maybe – and it’s normal and can happen – lose patience.
“Then you have a rather average experience at another club and you come back and see here everything is still like it was before.
“Now he trained [on Friday] for the first time so I think if something happens with a loan, then it will happen at the end of the week.
“We will really try to give him as many sessions as possible so if he goes somewhere, he is really in a good situation.”
Liverpool resume their league campaign against Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night.