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Reds Loan Watch: Ojo Returns From Illness To Assist And Davies Impresses

A look back at the last week for the Reds players out on loan which was a frustrating one for some.

It was a busy week for the clubs who have taken some of Liverpool's promising young players on loan with both league and cup action.

As to whether the busy fixture schedule led to enough minutes for the on loan players to satisfy the hierarchy at Anfield is subject to question however.

Sepp van den Berg

Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg came off the bench for Preston North End in the 31st minute in Tuesday's 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Cheltenham Town. 

The team from Deepdale were rewarded for their win with a 4th round tie at home to Liverpool. It remains to be seen if van den Berg will be granted permission to take to the field for that match.

The 19 year old defender also played the full match in North End's 0-0 draw at Birmingham City on Saturday.

Sepp van den Berg

Sepp van den Berg in action for Preston in the goalless draw at St Andrew's

Ben Davies

After returning from injury the week before, Davies was rested in midweek for Sheffield United's Carabao Cup defeat on penalties to Southampton.

He was however restored to the starting line up to help the Blades overcome Derby County 1-0 on Saturday.

It was an impressive performance for the central defender with many calls on social media for him to be named man of the match.

Davies will be hoping to stay injury free so he can build on his good form over coming weeks.

Rhys Williams

The on loan central defender picked up a yellow card in Swansea's 2-0 defeat at Brighton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Despite playing the full 90 minutes, Williams picked up a knock which ruled him out of the Swans 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Sheyi Ojo

The pacey winger returned to the starting XI in Millwall's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on Saturday after missing the three previous games through illness.

Ojo put in a lively performance and provided the assist for Matt Smith's opener before being substituted in the 79th minute.

Leighton Clarkson

Liverpool's promising central midfielder Clarkson was an unused sub as Blackburn Rovers ran out 5-1 winners against Cardiff CIty at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Jake Cain

Another young midfielder who starred in Liverpool's under 23s last season, Jake Cain, was left out of the squad for Newport's League Two encounter at Barrow on Friday which ended in defeat.

Paul Glatzel

It was a similar story for youngster Paul Glatzel who was an unused sub as Tranmere Rovers drew at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

All three of these academy products will be looking to secure more Football League minutes going forward.

Leighton Clarkson

Liverpool youngster Leighton Clarkson and others will be hoping for more game time over the next few weeks

Ben Woodburn

The Welsh international completed 90 minutes for the first time this season as Hearts beat Livingston 3-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

Adam Lewis

Left back Lewis was substituted before half time in the 2-0 defeat against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup on Wednesday.

Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis picked up a knock to his ankle in the defeat at Ibrox on Wednesday

As reported by nottheoldfirm.com the substitution was precautionary after he rolled his ankle in the warm up.

“It was just a precaution because we have a big game on Saturday,”

“I haven’t played much this season and played 90 minutes on Sunday so I think Davie was just worried in case I picked up an injury, because I have had a few this season.

Adam Lewis

“My first thought was, ‘I don’t want to come off’ because I’m not that type of person, I will play through anything really.

“But I understand where he’s coming from. I obviously spoke to him after the game and he explained it to me.”

Lewis also lined up against Liverpool team-mate Woodburn in Livingston's 3-0 reverse at at Tynecastle Park but again was substituted, this time at half time.

Luis Longstaff

Longstaff was subbed on in the 74th minute with Queens Park trailing 2-1 at home to Peterhead. The 20 year old will be pleased with his role in turning the game round to see the home side run out 3-2 winners.

Anderson Arroyo

The Colombian right back again figured in central defence as Mirandes went down 2-1 at home to Leganes. 

Arroyo appeared to get caught out for the first goal as he lost his marker who headed home.

Jakub Ojrzynski

The Polish stopper was rested in midweek as Caernarfon Town went down 5-0 to Newtown AFC in the Welsh League Cup.

Ojrzynski was back in action on Friday keeping a clean sheet in the impressive 3-0 home win against Prestatyn Town in the FAW Welsh Cup.

That is now four consecutive clean sheets for the 18 year old in September.

Vitezslav Jaros

Another Liverpool on loan keeper was in action on Friday night for St Patrick's Athletic.

The Irish Premier League team went down to an injury time own goal which gave Shamrock Rovers a 1-0 victory.

It was a frustrating end to the match for Jaros who was on the verge of a clean sheet before the 92nd minute winner.