News in the Mirror today that Jurgen Klopp is unwilling to allow his 19 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo move to Newcastle on loan this season – so we can tick another one off the list – unfortunately.
There was news on Saturday that Rafa Benitez was interested in signing the 19 year-old on loan for the rest of the season, since he was getting few games in the Liverpool first team.
The Mirror reports the German manager wants to keep some of his top youngsters involved with the first team this season and have them start competing for a first team place.
19 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo
Their best bet seems to play in the cup competitions with Liverpool in the semi-final of the League Cup but they lost 1-0 at Southampton in the first leg.
We thought the young winger would have been a good signing for us but it seems it’s not to be.
So we hope Rafa with the help of Lee Charnley will still be able to bring in a winger, a playmaker and a striker this month, with only 16 first team players available for the FA Cup 3rd round replay on Wednesday night against Birmingham City.
That’s scary, especially when we have a Championship game at home to Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.
We now have seven players out injured – three players away at the Africa Cup of Nations – and three players already cup-tied.
So what seemed to be a massive squad is now looking a little threadbare – but somehow we have to keep winning – some how – some way.