Hull City have faced disappointment in their pursuit of Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

The Tigers were keen on bringing the 19-year-old to the KCOM Stadium on loan until the end of the season but the Reds now appear to be deciding against sanctioning a move.

Perhaps Liverpool want him to be playing regular first-team action, which could be limited at Hull considering the wingers they already have at the club in Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki and Marc Pugh.

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Hull didn’t really need another winger, unless Grosicki, who is a target for fellow Championship side Middlesbrough, leaves the club today.

Instead the Tigers need to be focusing on bringing in a central defender and a striker. Nigel Adkins’ side have free agent defender Liam Ridgewell training with the club as well but a move for him doesn’t have to be completed today.

Woodburn will not be making the move to East Yorkshire today either, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be leaving Liverpool on loan today to another club who can offer him game time every week.

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The Wales international is highly-rated by the Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp. He spent the first half of this season on loan at second tier side Sheffield United but played just eight times for the Blades. Liverpool recalled him at the start of the month.

He would benefit from a loan move today as it is better than him playing for the Under-23’s at Liverpool.

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