Liverpool Wonderkid Woodburn Set for Championship Loan Spell in January Window


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly given winger Ben Woodburn the green light to leave the club on loan in January.

The Championship appears the most likely destination, with the Daily Mail claiming ex-Wales boss Chris Coleman is likely to be keen on taking Woodburn to Sunderland.

Coleman has the advantage of knowing Woodburn and his family and he also played a key role in convincing the player to choose to represent Wales at global level ahead of England.

Woodburn has only had a limited amount of first-team opportunities at Liverpool this season, and there is a suggestion that Jurgen Klopp could allow the prospect to move out on loan.

He has also made the headlines on the worldwide stage, scoring a crucial goal for Wales on his debut for his country.

However, despite making nine senior appearances for the Reds, Woodburn's only outing for the side this campaign has come in an EFL Cup defeat at Leicester City.

The Daily Mail reports that Sunderland are one likely destination, given that they are now managed by former Wales boss Chris Coleman, who brought Woodburn into the senior global fold.

Leeds and Bundesliga side Hannover have also been linked, but Wagner's relationship with Klopp and Premier League football on offer means it is likely he will end up at the John Smith's Stadium.