Official: Liverpool ace agrees to join Blackpool on loan

Blackpool have finalised the signing of Liverpool’s Wales striker Ben Woodburn on short-term loan deal.

The 21-year-old forward has won 10 caps for his country and spent last campaign on a season-long contract at Oxford United.

In November 2016, he became the Mersyeside Reds youngest goalscorer, however, has not played for Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI since May 2018.

Woodburn has played twice for Jurgen Klopp’s side Under 21’s in the EFL Trophy this campaign, having featured in Oxford’s League One play-off final defeat to Wycombe Wanderers earlier in July.

“Ben is a young player with lots of ability and can play in a number of different attacking positions,” Blackpool boss and former Liverpool Under 23s manager Neil Critchley told the club website.

“In coming through the academy at Liverpool, he has gone on to play for the first team and gained full international caps for Wales.

“I know the quality he can bring to the team, having worked with him previously. I am delighted to welcome him to Blackpool and to be working with him once again.”