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Highly-rated Liverpool youngster joins Championship club

Wales international Ben Woodburn has left Anfield for Sheffield United on a season-long loan.

Woodburn in the Blades shirt.
Woodburn in the Blades shirt.
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LIVERPOOL TEENAGER BEN Woodburn has joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan.

The Reds youngster had offers from the Blades and Championship rivals Norwich, with the Sheffield club announcing they had won the race for the 18-year-old on Wednesday.

The Wales international has featured 11 times for Liverpool’s first team, scoring once, and could now make his Sheffield United debut against Swansea City this weekend.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said of Woodburn: “Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality.

SOCCER: JUL 25 International Champions Cup - Manchester City FC v Liverpool FC In action for the Reds during pre-season. Source: Rich Graessle

“He’s been involved with Liverpool throughout their pre-season and I’m delighted they’ve trusted us with one of their outstanding young prospects, who is a full international as a teenager.

It’s his first loan move and I’m sure it will be a great one for all parties.

“He makes goals and score goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch.”

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