Championship side Sunderland have suffered a major blow in their quest for Liverpool sensation, Ben Woodburn, as Liverpool have supposedly dismissed a loan move for the player to keep a solid squad going into the second half of the season.
Sunderland as of late selected former Wales boss Chris Coleman as their manager after his resignation from the National group following his failure to land a World Cup place for Wales.
The Championship club who just got relegated from Premier League last season is right now also in the relegation zone, last in the Championship and in an offer to spare the sinking ship, the Welsh man allegedly targetted some support in the attacking line-up in which Woodburn is topping the list.
Woodburn got his senior debut for Liverpool on November 26 last season when he went ahead as a 92nd-minute substitute for Georginio Wijnaldum in Liverpool’s 2– 0 Premier League triumph over Sunderland and after doing as such, the welsh worldwide became Liverpool’s third youngest debutant at 17 years old years and 42 days.
Additionally in September Coleman gave the attacker his Wales debut against Austria where he scored a screamer to open his scoring account.
However still with such strings of solid exhibitions, he couldn’t land more game time at Merseyside side this season as he showed up only 44 minutes for the Reds up until this point.
However, to keep up his progress, boss Jurgen Klopp has apparently earlier agreed to give Woodburn a chance to leave Anfield on loan and reunite with previous Wales supervisor Chris Coleman at the Stadium of Light.
However, after the sudden departure of their star attacker, Philippe Coutinho in a mega-deal to Barcelona and youth Marko Grujic to Cardiff on loan this week, the Reds are currently hesitant to lose the young attacker as Klopp apparently reckons they could be left shy of numbers in striking sections on the off chance that they enable the youngster to leave Anfield. Thus it is believed that Sunderland’s chances of landing the player might have bite the dust for as of now.
Woodburn has appeared 10 times for Liverpool’s senior side but has just shown up once for them this season, a Carabao Cup appearance in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City in September.