Ben Woodburn made the loan switch from Liverpool to Sheffield United over the summer but has found chances hard to come by.

The 19-year-old winger was sent to the Championship side to gain some first-team experience but has only featured seven times for the Blades.

Woodburn returned to Liverpool yesterday and played for their Under-23’s against Derby County, which has raised questions as to whether the Premier League side will recall him.

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He is highly-rated by the Reds and they will want him getting regular game time. Therefore, they could potentially bring him back in January then loan him out to another side in the second tier who will guarantee him first-team action.

Woodburn joined Liverpool in 2007 and rose through the youth ranks at Anfield. He was a key player for their youth sides before getting his debut for the senior side in November 2016 in a  Premier League fixture against Sunderland.

He then became Liverpool’s youngest-ever goal scorer when he came off the bench to bag the winner against Leeds United an EFL Cup win in front of the Kop.

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Woodburn has since played ten more times for the Reds and has also become a Wales international with 8 caps to his name so far.

The promise is there to see for Woodburn but he needs to playing every week if he is out on loan. It is obvious that Sheffield United cannot guarantee him regular minutes which means that Liverpool should recall him and either loan him out to another club in the Championship or play him every week in their development squad.

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