Liverpool have offered Sunderland some help in their bid to avoid relegation from the Championship this season by loaning them Ovie Ejaria.
The Black Cats are having a tough time remaining in the Championship this season and remain in the relegation zone after 29 games. They sold Didier Ndong to Watford this week after the midfielder told them he wanted to return to the Premier League, and he needed to be replaced.
Ejaria was on the cusp of breaking into the Liverpool’s first team last season and even had a run of games in Jurgen Klopp’s side at some point, but the form of Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Giorgino Wijnaldum, and the return of James Milner to the Reds midfield has pushed him down the pecking order.
Chris Coleman wanted to sign his Liverpool teammate Ben Woodburn earlier, but Liverpool refused after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
Ejaria was formerly on the books of Arsenal, but the Gunners released him in 2014 and he joined Liverpool’s youth set up. The England youth international would be hoping that more playing time in the Championship would help he develop into the player that Jurgen Klopp can add to his team for next season.
The midfielder becomes the 4th Liverpool player to leave Anfield this month, after Ryan Kent, Philippe Coutinho, and Daniel Sturridge.