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Former Wales manager and now Sunderland coach Chris Coleman is keeping an eye on Liverpool under 23’s star and Welsh youngster Ben Woodburn.
Coleman was watching on as the Liverpool under 23’s beat Sunderland under 23’s with the help of the young flying winger Ben Woodburn.
The Sunderland Echo reported that Coleman is interested in signing the 18-year-old on loan for the rest of the season in a bid to help them back up the Championship.
Coleman gave Woodburn his international debut for the senior Wales side and Woodburn took his chance well after scoring a stunner against Austria.
Woodburn also scored for the Liverpool youth team with a long range stunner that helped them to a 4-1 win against the Sunderland youth side.
The Black Cats are in danger of being relegated from the Championship after being relegated already from the Premier League last season. But Coleman, having only recently taken over the reigns at Sunderland, has stated he’s determined to get them back up the table, and is looking to the January transfer window for reinforcements for the struggling side.
“In club management, I used to think January was manic – I didn’t want to lose this player, I was in a fight to sign that player – I never really looked forward to it. “But this time it’s new to me and I see it as another way for me try to turn around this club.
“New faces would be good for us. Will there be money available? Maybe, maybe not, so we’ll have to be cute and clever.”
A loan for Woodburn could be a good move for Liverpool as it will see to the talented winger getting valuable playing time and experience.
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