Liverpool wise to hold off on approving Newcastle loan for Sheyi Ojo

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With Fulham and Middlesbrough options on the table, Liverpool should realise Sheyi Ojo would not be guaranteed much match action at Newcastle United.

Sheyi Ojo's short-term future looks set to be decided in the coming days, with the Liverpool Echo reporting loan interest in the Liverpool winger.

But although their report identifies Newcastle United, Fulham and Middlesbrough as potential suitors, they claim packages have only been agreed with the two Championship clubs at this stage.

And it is easy to see why the Reds would prefer a move to Fulham or Boro, where the report suggests Ojo would be a key player.

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action with Plymouth Argyle's Ben PurringtonOjo has been linked to both Fulham and Middlesbrough in the Championship, as well as Newcastle United in the top flight

Fulham, thrilling in last season's promotion push, and Middlesbrough, relegated but spending ambitiously, could be expected to challenge at the top end of the second tier, too, giving an accurate portrayal of how Ojo would suit a similarly dominant Liverpool side.

Newcastle can offer Premier League football, but the chances are he would be much further down the pecking order at St James' Park.

With Jacob Murphy set to sign for Rafa Benitez's side on Tuesday, according to the Chronicle, the former Liverpool boss will have splashed out around £30million on three wingers - the England U21 man, Matt Ritchie and Christian Atsu - in the last year or so.

That does not take Rolando Aarons into account either - a young star who has played and scored in the top flight.

It would not be unreasonable to expect Ojo would fall behind each of these four players, scrapping for a place on the bench for a Newcastle outfit that are yet to reestablish themselves among the elite.

If Klopp wants to see how Ojo copes with regular match action, the decision to hold off on accepting an offer from Tyneside is a wise one.

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