Liverpool loanee round-up: Goals for Alberto and Teixeira, Wisdom shines

We take a look at how Liverpool’s loanees performed this weekend.

Liverpool currently have six players out on loan this season, and we take a look at which ones featured this weekend and made an impact for their respective clubs.

Luis Alberto:

The Spanish U21 international began his loan spell at Malaga in fine fashion, as he netted the first La Liga goal of the season during his new side’s 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao..

The Liverpool loanee was deployed behind forward Roque Santa Cruz in the playmaker role, and linked up well with the Paraguayan international.

His first-half goal was somewhat fortuitous, however, as his poorly-taken penalty - low to the keeper’s right - was parried invitingly back into his path, and he tucked away the rebound.

Alberto recorded three successful dribbles and six crosses – Malaga’s top crosser on the day – before being substituted to a standing ovation in the 76th minute.

Joao Carlos Teixeira:

Liverpool’s Portuguese youngster also had an excellent week at Brighton & Hove Albion shirt as he followed up his goal at Leeds United in midweek with another beauty at home to Bolton.

With the scores level at 1-1 midway through the second half, the 21-year-old midfielder received a ball in the box, cut inside the Bolton defender before firing right-footed between the legs of shot-stopper Andy Lonergan into the back of the net.

Ex-Liverpool idol and now Brighton manager Sami Hyypia was full of praise for his young star after the game. He was quoted by the Daily Mail: “I think our style of play suits him as well. From our point of view, we can have a very good player on our side. He has a good mentality, is training well and we can push him to improve himself.

“We need quality from the other players so that we can get him on the ball in dangerous areas and he can score goals. I think when we can get him on the ball around the box, he will be dangerous there.”

Andre Wisdom:

The highly-rated right-back competed another 90 minutes for fellow Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion during their 0-0 draw with Southampton.

  TeamPosTotal ClearanceInterceptionError Lead To ShotAccurate PassAppsMins
Andre Wisdom West Brom DF 2 2 0 34 1 90

Wisdom made two interceptions and two clearances as he helped his team record their first clean sheet of the season. Known for being reliable in possession, the England U21 international made 34 accurate passes and maintained a 74% overall completion rate.

The best of the Liverpool loanee rest:

Brad Smith (Swindon) featured during his side’s 2-0 victory over Crawley and performed well at left-wing. £10 million signing Divock Origi (Lille) only managed a late cameo off the bench, whereas Iago Aspas (Sevilla) and Tiago Llori (Bordeaux) didn’t feature.

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