Liverpool loan review: Coady and Robinson off to bright starts

Conor Coady, Oussama Assaidi, Jack Robinson, Suso and Krisztian Adorjan all feature.

Liverpool have eight players currently out on loan with seven contracted to sides until the end of the season.

How are they getting on?

Conor Coady

Coady is one of the best defensive prospects Liverpool have and he seems to be thriving at League One giants Sheffield United.

He’s made six appearances for the club in all competitions so far this season and seems to be playing off his role as the England Under-20 captain.

Coady will definitely return to Anfield at the end of the year as a more complete player and better for the chance of playing in a physical league. It wouldn’t be surprising if he’s pushing the other central defenders in the squad by the end of the season or considered an alternative to Lucas in a defensive midfield role.

Oussama Assaidi

Assaidi is on loan with Stoke City and he’s only made one sub appearance for the club so far which was in the League Cup.

Brendan Rodgers is likely to have given him a simple message; make the most of your chances, play out of your skin and prove you’re a better option than Raheem Sterling, Jordan Ibe or Victor Moses down either wing.

Jack Robinson

The 20-year-old full back has made a very good start to the season with Blackpool, starting five matches and appearing as a sub once in all competitions.

He had a beneficial spell with Wolves last season but would not have been better off for the experience of going through what relegation feels like.

With Jose Enrique and Aly Cissokho available at left back this season, Rodgers clearly didn’t see the point in keeping him around granting the loan move to allow him to get more first team games.

Michael Ngoo

Ngoo is on loan with Championship side Yeovil Town where his impact so far this season has been limited.

He’s being used primarily as an impact player in the league, with four appearances off of the subs bench.

He scored four goals in 15 appearances for Scottish side Hearts last season so the simple aim for him and this loan spell is to score more goals, play more games and go back to Anfield as a better player.

Pepe Reina

Liverpool’s 31-year-old goalkeeper has played two matches for Napoli in Serie A seeing two goals go past him so far.

This loan deal seemed to be a move of convenience more than anything else with Rodgers clearly keen to get Simon Mignolet established as the club’s number one.

Reina’s personal aim will be quite simple if reports are true that he’s destined for Barcelona; convince the Spanish club that they are making the right decision with a potential investment.


Suso hit the headlines at the start of last season when he emerged into the Liverpool first team as a dynamic and exciting young forward.

Unfortunately he wasn’t able to maintain the positive start he made to life in the Liverpool first team which saw him moved down to the Development Squad before a loan deal to join La Liga side Almeria.

He’s made a decent start to life with the club, starting three matches in La Liga although he’s yet to score a goal, which is one of the stats columns Rodgers will want to see accumulating numbers.

Krisztian Adorjan

Adorjan is arguably the most exciting midfield prospect that Liverpool have on their books right now.

He’s on loan with Dutch side FC Groningen where he’s made two appearances so far including an interesting match against Go Ahead Eagles where he scored a goal before getting sent off.

Rodgers will now be looking for a reaction from the youngster to ensure that he can curb his discipline.

Fabio Borini

The Italian striker is yet to make his debut for Sunderland after securing a loan move on the final day of the summer transfer window.

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