Origi and Kent secure loan moves after a very busy deadline day

The Loan Report

Divock Origi – Wolfsburg

The first of five Liverpool players to be sent out on loan on deadline day, Divock Origi will be spending the upcoming season in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg. After being left out of the squad for the Arsenal clash last weekend, it is clear that the Belgian has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield, with Klopp seeing Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke as more viable options from the bench. Wolfsburg have paid a fee of £6million for his services, as well as all his wages, so it is likely they will be looking to get as much use out of him as possible. They see Origi as a perfect partner to Mario Gomez and the two are anticipated to start side by side on Saturday when Wolfsburg take on Hannover. The deal has an option to recall in January, so should the striker start banging in goals there is potential for him to be returning home, sooner rather than later.

Ryan Kent – SC Freiburg

Ryan Kent had an incredibly impressive loan spell with Barnsley last year, but this new challenge is definitely a step up. Kent played well during pre-season and reportedly asked for this deal himself, to try and get regular first team action. Like Origi, he will be heading to Germany and will join up with SC Freiburg. Klopp has demanded that Kent be a first-choice starter for his new club, so provided he can maintain a run of form, he will be involved in plenty of action over this upcoming season. A tough test awaits Kent straight away, as it is likely he will make his debut on Saturday against German giants, Borussia Dortmund. The first time we will see Kent vs Origi is November 18, when Freiburg travel to Wolfsburg.

Allan Rodrigues – Apollon Limassol

At first glance, Allan’s move to Cyprus looks to be a disappointing step down from his time with Hertha Berlin last season. However, work permit applications are still going on for the young Brazilian and a chance to play in the Europa League will go a long way to help secure those all-important documents. He is talented enough to get a regular starting spot with Apollon Limassol, so everyone involved is hoping that a permit will be earned and that he’ll be available for Liverpool selection next year. Apollon have been drawn alongside Everton in Group E of the Europa League, so a chance to help knock out the arch rivals, makes this deal a whole lot more interesting.

Jordan Williams – Rochdale

Jordan Williams has left until January, to join League One side Rochdale, who, confusingly, already have a midfielder called Jordan Williams. The Welshman will be hoping a successful spell of first-team action will help him get his career back on track, after several injuries have hindered his progress. He made his debut on Saturday, during an away trip to Southend United. Williams played the whole game in central defensive midfield and had a solid game, despite being yellow-carded just before the break for dissent. The meeting finished 0-0 with Rochdale playing the last 40 minutes with only ten men. The result leaves them at 21st in the table, having yet to win any of their opening five fixtures.

Toni Gomes – Forest Green Rovers

The final move away on deadline day was academy prospect, Tonis Gomes’ move to League Two outfit Forest Green Rovers. Gomes is an exciting striker who is looking to build up some valuable first-team experience during his first spell away from Anfield. He also made his debut on Saturday when he came on as a half-time substitute during the 3-1 loss at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers. Gomes looked very impressive and had a chance to get on the scoresheet after the Wycombe keeper spilled a free-kick. However, the ball refused to fall kindly for the Portuguese youngster, before it was scrappily cleared away. The play ended with Gomes getting a rather nasty boot to the head, but he was able to carry one with no real issues.

Shamal George – Carlisle United

Shamal made his first appearance for Carlisle United on Tuesday and kept a clean sheet as they beat Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy. He looked nervy on occasion, with a couple of errors that gave the ball away and presented opportunities to the opposition. Overall, he would be happy with his performance though and the 2-0 win sets up Carlisle very nicely in the competition.

George resumed his normal position on the bench on Saturday and watched his side eke out a 1-1 draw at home to Mansfield. Carlisle are mid-table in 11th position, with seven points after five games.

Sheyi Ojo (Fulham), Connor Randall (Hearts), Taiwo Awoniyi (Royal Excel Mouscron), Pedro Chirivella (Willem II) and Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake City)

Liverpool’s five other loanees have been out of action for the past week, due to the international break.