Liverpool F.C Loan Watch: October 29th and 30th
Billy Koumetio (Austria Wien)
Koumetio was not selected in the team for Austria Wien’s 2-1 win over Altach. Koumetio instead played the full 90 for Austria Wien II in Austria’s 2. Liga. Austria Wien II lost 5-0 to SKN St. Poelten, which puts them 1 point away from the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Austria Wien’s win in the top flight places them in the top half of the table, but only by one point. Not a good sign for Koumetio’s future, the Austrian second tier isn’t exactly where we’re hoping he’s gonna end up.
Fidel O’Rourke (Caernarfon Town)
Wow, O’Rourke is truly on fire. A goal last week, and a brace this time around! O’Rourke appeared off the bench in the 65th minute, but it didn’t take him long to knock in two. His collected finish in the 72nd minute and powerful header in the 89th sealed the deal on a 3-0 win over Cardiff Met University. The win places Caernarfon Town in 4th in the Welsh Premier League.
Marcelo Pitaluga (Macclesfield)
Pitaluga once again played the full 90 for Macclesfield. Macclesfield lost 2-0 to Guiseley, which eliminated them from the Isuzu FA Trophy. Despite the scoreline, it wasn’t at all a bad outing for Pitaluga, who couldn’t be blamed for either goal, and made two very impressive saves early in the second half, and remained solid for the rest of the match. Immediately after the match, Macclesfield sacked their manager Danny Whitaker.
Vitezslav Jaros (Stockport County)
Jaros remained sidelined due to his lower back injury from a collision with the post last week. Stockport didn’t miss him much, beating Sutton United 3-0 in an absolutely dominating performance. Sutton only managed one shot, a weak left footed attempt that slowly bounced into Ben Hinchcliffe’s arms. The performance could potentially be blamed on Omar Mugiel, Sutton’s main target man, being sent off after 3 minutes due to a reckless challenge. The comfortable win moves Stockport into 14th in League Two, closer and closer to mediocrity.
Adam Lewis (Newport County)
Lewis started and played the full 90 in Newport’s 1-1 draw with Northampton. Lewis was dangerous offensively, creating two chances. Newport scored through Omar Bogle in the 2nd minute, and nearly held on to all 3 points, but conceded a heartbreaking 93rd minute equalizer to Sam Hoskins. Nevertheless, it’s a good result for Newport, taking a point off of 3rd placed Northampton. The draw moves Newport into 18th in League Two, keeping them closer to safety, and another year of the Football League.
Jakub Ojirzynski (Radomiak Radom)
Ojirzynski once again was an unused substitute during Radomiak Radom’s 2-1 win over Piast Gliwice last Monday. Ojirzynski has only played one game this year, a 2-0 loss on September 30th, which he only played due to a horrific Gabriel Kobylak performance the week prior. Unluckily, Ojirsynski had an equally horrific performance during his one shot, so the job remains Kobylak’s for now. Radom’s win moves them into 9th in Ekstraklasa, the dead center of the table.
Tyler Morton (Blackburn)
What a player he’s been lately. Blackburn beats Hull 1-0, and Morton collects another MOTM! Morton was excellent defensively, winning 5/7 duels and having 9 recoveries, along with an impressive offensive display, creating 2 chances, and 2/3 accurate crosses. He ran the show and simply played Hull off the pitch. Sammie Szmodics’s tap-in was enough for all 3 points, and enough to keep Blackburn in second, only two points behind league-leaders Burnley.
Paul Glatzel (Tranmere)
Glatzel remains sidelined with persistent hamstring issues that have kept him out since September 13th. Tranmere lost 2-0 to Carlisle United as Kristian Dennis netted a brace. The loss moves Tranmere into 11th in League Two, far from the top, but also far from the bottom.
Anderson Arroyo (Alaves)
Arroyo was an unused substitute during Alaves’s dramatic 2-1 win over Real Oviedo. Salva Sevilla converted a 99th minute penalty to pull out all 3 points at the death. It’s a step back for Arroyo, who’s been receiving some game time as of late, but a step forwards for Alaves, who now sit 2nd in the table, only trailing Las Palmas by goal differential.
Jack Bearne (Kidderminster)
Bearne was an unused substitute during Kidderminster’s 1-0 win over Banbury United. The win places the Harrier’s in 7th (which is a playoff spot), but in a very condensed table, only trailing 2nd by 3 points, and with a game in hand.
Leighton Clarkson (Aberdeen)
Clarkson started, and played the full 90 in a predictably tough outing for Aberdeen against Rangers. A 4-1 loss, but one where Clarkson was a rare bright spot for Aberdeen. He held his own in the middle against a Champions League side, won duels, and passed well. The loss pushes Aberdeen into fourth in the Scottish Premiership, but there’s no doubt that the 3rd spot will be theirs again in very little time.
Sepp Van Den Berg (Schalke 04)
While Van Den Berg remains sidelined with a ligament injury, Schalke’s defence misses him in the back. The latest in a series of defeats was a 2-0 loss to Freiburg as Vincenzo Grifo netted twice. The loss leaves Schalke at the bottom of the table, with 6 points from 12 games, and Van Den Berg will most likely find himself fighting a relegation battle upon return come January.
Rhys Williams (Blackpool)
Williams was an unused substitute in Blackpool’s 2-1 win over Coventry. Despite a fast start to the season with many appearances, Williams has recently seen his role lessened, and spent more time on the bench than on the field. Either way, Jerry Yates’s 80th minute winner was enough for all 3 points, and enough to move Blackpool into 15th in the Championship
Max Woltman (Doncaster Rovers)
Woltman appeared in the 78th minute as relief for Luke Molyneux, and had a fairly ordinary cameo to see off Doncaster’s 1-0 win over Gillingham. Woltman’s only attempt on goal didn’t trouble Glenn Morris, but was hit well enough. The win sees Doncaster move into 10th in League Two, 2 points back from a playoff spot.
Conor Bradley + Owen Beck (Bolton)
Not a great day for the Wanderer’s, but progress in the right direction for the Liverpool full-back duo. Bolton lost 3-1 to Oxford United, but Bradley was a rare bright spot and registered an assist with a beautiful through pass to Dion Charles, and Beck was an unused substitute, marking his return to the bench after injury concerns. Bradley was once again a big positive for Bolton, being efficient both offensively and defensively, continuing his standout season. Hopefully Beck can stay healthy and pick up some minutes and starts in the next coming weeks. The loss sees Bolton fall to 6th, but remain in a playoff spot for the time being.