Cape Town - Liverpool have opted to send
promising young winger Ben Woodburn out on loan to Championship side Sheffield United
for the upcoming season.
The 18-year-old has already made six
Premier League appearances for the Reds after working his way through the
club's youth system, but he will now continue his development with the Blades.
Woodburn is also a Wales international and
has made seven appearances for the Dragons, after making his debut in September
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is
pleased to add the Liverpool youngster to his squad and told the press:
"Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted
"He's been involved with Liverpool
throughout their pre-season and I'm delighted they've trusted us with one of
their outstanding young prospects, who is a full international as a teenager.
"It's his first loan move and I'm sure
it will be a great one for all parties.
"He makes goals and score goals with
both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us
flexibility at the top of the pitch."