- Aug 26, 2014
At this stage, reserve football for Woodburn would be a career killer. He is a little like Suso, in that there is no obvious role for him in a side...not fast enough to wide player in modern football, doesnt score enough to be a striker, and never really played in midfield. That leaves a number 10, and not only is that a huge ask for a kid, as it's a role that tends to go to more experienced players, few teams play with one. Suso was one of the best players in the world in his age bracket when he was 16-18, and it took him until he was 24 (ish) to really start figuring out how to do it in senior football. I dont think it is realistic to expect Woodburn's trajectory to be any quicker, but even doing that will require him make a decision on what role he can best fill in senior football, get that decision right, and then spend a couple of years working on that and do so in a place that gives him the time, space and minutes to learn. As talented a 17 year old as he was, that is not a high probability scenario.How do Brewster, Wilson and Woodburn compare in terms of their main positions? Would it be possible to keep them all close to the first team next season (even if we sign someone like Timo Werner) ?
I'm a bit concerned about Ben Woodburn. Don't think another loan would be good for him at the moment. He should built up his confidence in the U23 and stay close to Klopp.