Watching players develop on loan and assessing whether they are ready for the first team is one of the biggest things done at the top Premier League sides, but it can be hard to keep track of where all the hottest prospects are. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work.
101 takes a look at how Liverpool’s on-loan stars got on. Bookmark 101Liverpool to stay across everything Reds.
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Rhys Williams (Blackpool)
Williams helped the Tangerines keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over QPR, before the defence fell apart in a bonkers 3-3 draw with Burnley in which both sides were reduced to 10 men.
Tyler Morton (Blackburn Rovers)
Morton was a substitute in back to back 3-0 defeats for Blackburn Rovers, racking up just 19 minutes across the two games.
Conor Bradley (Bolton Wanderers)
Conor Bradley scored the only goal of the game as Bolton Wanderers clinched a 1-0 win over Morecambe. The wing-back managed to pull off a smart turn inside the six yard box before bundling the ball home in the first half.
He could not repeat the heroics in the following game however, as his side fell to a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.
James Balagizi (Crawley Town)
Balagizi grabbed a brace from midfield as but could not prevent Crawley Town slipping to a 3-2 defeat over Northampton Town in a thrilling encounter that wasn’t settled until the final minute.
He enjoyed a much quieter outing next time out, however, as his side fell to another defeat, this time 2-0 against AFC Wimbledon.
Adam Lewis (Newport County)
Adam Lewis started for Newport as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to Salford City, picking up a yellow card and being substituted on the hour. He was then brought on as a late second-half substitute for their 2-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers.
Leighton Clarkson (Aberdeen)
Midfielder Leighton Clarkson grabbed the only goal of the game as he helped Aberdeen see off St Johnstone 1-0, moving up to fifth in the Scottish Premier League in the process.
The no.20 saw one shot fly narrowly wide in the first half, before he stepped up to bend a wicked free kick into the top corner from all of 30 yards out, scoring what proved to be the match-winner.