Report: Jurgen Klopp warns Ben Woodburn off Aston Villa move, wants him to join Sheffield United

Ben Woodburn of Wales in action as Chris Coleman (r) and his coaching staff look on during Wwales training ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at Vale Hotel on October 2, 2017 in Cardiff,...

Jurgen Klopp felt that Ben Woodburn wouldn't get enough game time in Steve Bruce's Aston Villa side.

Ben Woodburn of Wales celebrates scoring the winning goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in...

According to a report in the Telegraph it was Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who decided to send Ben Woodburn to Sheffield United rather than Aston Villa.

Woodburn was linked with moves to both Sheffield United and Villa this summer, with the Championship duo keen.

 

However, Klopp warned the £10,000-a-week striker (Daily Express) against making the switch to Villa.

The Liverpool manager reportedly felt that Woodburn could have struggled for game time at Steve Bruce’s side.

Ben Woodburn of Wales in action as Chris Coleman (r) and his coaching staff look on during Wwales training ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at Vale Hotel on October 2, 2017 in Cardiff,...

Villa did have Josh Onomah and Robert Snodgrass on loan last season, and played the pair both regularly.

However, with Villa lining up in 3-5-2 in pre-season, and still having the likes of Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan at the club, Woodburn would have faced fierce competition for a place up-front at Villa Park.

The youngster’s task looks more straightforward at Sheffield United, and he could make the move to Bramall Lane in the coming days.

Ben Woodburn of Wales in action during Wales training ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at Vale Hotel on October 2, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

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