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Liverpool Loan Watch: Busy Start to the Weekend for Origi, Wisdom, and Teixeira

Three of Liverpool's loanees have been active already this weekend, with Divock Origi netting the winner for Lille, Andre Wisdom logging a full 90 for West Brom, and Joao Teixeira getting 25 minutes as a substitute for Brighton.

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Liverpool haven't yet started their Premier League campaign, but three of their players have taken part this weekend for their temporary homes, with a win, a draw, and a loss for the trio. Action in Spain hasn't kicked off quite yet, which means Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas aren't playing any meaningful matches, but they'll be involved in discussion throughout the season--the former more likely than the latter, who's gone after this year--as we keep an eye on those spending time elsewhere.

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Divock Origi got off the mark for Lille in their second match of the Ligue One season, netting from the spot in their 1-0 win away from home over Caen. He started in the opener as well, a fairly dull 0-0 draw against Metz, but here he won the penalty and scored it; while the decision itself wasn't clear-cut, the take from the young Belgian was decisive, and it proved to be the winner in the narrow win. A largely encouraging performance from the 19-year-old, who will now get ready to face Porto midweek in the final round of Champions League qualifiers.

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A return to Premier League action was on the cards for Andre Wisdom, who played all 90 minutes in West Brom's 2-2 draw with Sunderland. The visitors had taken the lead on an early Lee Cattermole goal, but a Saido Berahino brace--the first from the penalty spot--put the hosts back in front before Sebastian Larsson got the equalizer in the 85th minute. Wisdom should continue to get minutes in defense under new manager Alan Irvine, featuring here as right-back.

Joao Teixeira only just made his move to Brighton on loan, but Sami Hyypia found minutes for him over the final 25 minutes of Brighton's 1-0 loss at Birmingham. Teixeira was reportedly a bright spot after his introduction, but the guests couldn't find an equalizer in slipping to their second consecutive defeat to start the season. They're away to Leeds on Tuesday evening, which should afford Teixeira another opportunity to see time.

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Of the other loanees whose seasons have started, Brad Smith missed out for Swindon this weekend after suffering an injury on Tuesday. He had made two appearances already but came off in the League Cup match against Luton, and will receive treatment with Liverpool before returning.

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