Liverpool FC had the weekend off from competitive play, but there were still plenty of Liverpool players on loan in action to fill the void. We took a look around to see who performed well.
No surprises, but we start out with Harvey Elliott. The precocious 17 year old found himself on the bench to start again, and has been there more often than not recently, though manager Tony Mowbray said it was just to keep him from burning off. Elliott came on in the 64th minute with his Blackburn Rovers trailing 1-0 to Norwich. For the 10th time this season, Elliott provided the assist for his side. This time, it was an inch-perfect free kick from right wing.
Elsewhere, Vitezslav Jaros made his senior professional debut in net for St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Irish Premier League. Jaros helped his side to a 1-1 draw against league leaders Shamrock Rovers. St Patrick’s manager Stephen O’Donnell spoke of the 19 year old keeper after the match.
“I’m delighted to have Vitezslav on board, he’s very good mentally, very level-headed, so I knew nothing much would faze him with regards to playing his first competitive senior game,” said O’Donnell.
“He’s shown tonight what he’s shown all pre-season. For a player so young, 19 years of age, to have such a good mentality and be so composed - if you were coming in and didn’t know his age, you’re saying: ‘That’s a seasoned veteran, that’s a real pro.’ So, I’m delighted to have Vitezslav and he can be delighted with his first appearance. There’s a lot to build on.”
Young left back Adam Lewis also had himself quite a day. The 21 year old, on loan to Plymouth Argyle in League One, provided two assists on the day as his side won 2-0. They were the first two assists for Plymouth Argyle, and helped break a 5 game losing streak.