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Report: Hull Interested in taking Ben Woodburn on loan

Hull City have shown a level of interest in taking young forward striker Ben Woodburn on loan for the rest of the season.

The Daily Mail reports that the Championship club is keen on the services of the Welsh international.

Jurgen Klopp mentioned on the weekend that he is keen for Woodburn to get first team football in the second half of the season, but will think carefully about which club he is sent to.

'When we give players on loan, we don’t want to make them ready for life outside because that’s what we can do as well. 

"We want to give them the opportunity to play football and for playing football you need to fight for your place, but that’s what they learn here as well. 

"You don’t need to give them on loan so they learn this.

"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.” 

The 19 year-old had a wretched time at Sheffield United during the first half of the 2018/9 campaign only making eight appearances which totalled just 245 minutes failing to score a goal for the Blades in the process.

 

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With no sign of things changing in the near future, Liverpool cut short the loan spell short, with the Yorkshire club in full agreement that it was for the best.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was sympathetic of the plight of Woodburn, but said he would learn some extremely valuable lessons from the experience  that he can use to his advantage in the future

"It's part and parcel of football and, no matter what happens, Ben will be all the better for his time with us.

"You have to learn about all aspects of it, the good and the adversity, to have a long and successful professional career.

Wilder cited the fact that there were players ahead of Woodburn who were performing at such a high level that they couldn't be dropped, making it tough for him to get continuous game time.

Hull have fond memories on taking a Liverpool player on loan, with Harry Wilson spending the second half of the 2017-8 season with the Yorkshire club, and enjoying a fruitful spell scoring seven goals from 15 games.

It gave the midfielder the confidence he needed at a senior level and has continued to improve his game this season at Derby County.

It is now over two years ago since Woodburn became Liverpool's youngest goal scorer when he struck against Leeds in the League Cup on his debut for the club.

It is clear that the youngster needs a opportunity to show his what he can do at a senior level on a consistent basis.

 

If he can get that at Hull, all the better for the youngster along with Liverpool as well.


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