Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn is set to make a loan move to Sunderland in January, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that Jurgen Klopp will allow the youngster a move to Sunderland – albeit temporarily – in order for Woodburn to get some minutes under his belt.
He’s wanted by Chris Coleman who is looking for passion from youth as he launched a blistering attack on his senior players.
The starlet has only made one appearance this season for the Reds and by linking up with his former Wales national coach at the Mackems, he will be given the opportunity to get games.
Woodburn scored on his debut with the national side and Coleman is in need of reinforcements to stave off relegation – his side are bottom of the Championship and in need of goals and wins.
Coleman has told senior Sunderland players who have lost their desire to ‘jog on and play badly somewhere else’ as he looks for passion from the young Liverpool player.
Football Insider verdict:
There can be no doubt that Coleman and Woodburn have already built a degree of trust in one another and this would be a great move for all concerned. Klopp knows that the 18-year-old needs to gain experience and this is the only way of doing it with a player so young. Sunderland will be boosted as an attacking force with Woodburn’s arrival. As for the player himself – well he could go straight into the first team.