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Loan Watch – What are Aquilani, Ince et al up to?


Nabil El Zhar – The Moroccan has started nine matches on his loan spell at PAOK Salonika. He has yet to score during his time at the Greek club but hasn’t had a long run of matches and has more often than not been used as an impact sub. Here are some highlights of his loan spell so far below:

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Victor Palsson – The Liverpool midfielder returned from his loan spell with League One side Dagenham and Redbridge with little to show for his time. He started just three games and was often an unused substitute. Next time he is sent out on loan, it would be advisable to find a club that would actually play him.

Daniel Ayala – The Spaniard’s loan spell at Hull ended abruptly after a dispute between the Reds and Hull over the injury sustained by the player. Previous manager Roy Hodgson stated he wouldn’t allow the Spaniard to go on loan to Hull again.

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  • jerico77 says:

    Ince is back at Anfield and oplayed today out of contract in the summer… sign him back up, looks like you could be a great player

  • graham says:

    can someone plz remind lfc bosses about turan

  • anteater says:

    El Zhar looks like a decent player at the level he’s playing there. Probably says a lot about those youtube clips on which some people seem to base whether a player is good or not so good.

  • Paul says:

    That’s a bit unfair I’d say, the Greek league is not bad and Paok has done really well in the Europa league kicking out Athletico Madrid to progress to the last 32. El Zhar is a pretty good play imo, I think he has been unlucky with injuries and maybe just below the standard we require at LFC, but he never really had a run in the side so it’s quite hard to judge him.

  • Kenny says:

    Liverpool are making a huge mistake in not forcing Juventus to pay up yet for Aquilani before he gets injured, he has found his comfort zone in Italy. Tom Ince should be loaned to a Premiership club as playing at lower division clubs on loan will not help him in the Premiership.

  • anteater says:

    I didn’t mean to be unfair, Paul. El Zhar looks way better than what we’ve seen from him at Anfield, but that clip alone would let one think if he’s the next Messi.

  • Eric says:

    Loaning out Aquilani was a very stupid decision but of course, it was Hodgson who made the decision. It’s not even as if we have a lot of central midfielders. Juventus must think Hodgson is a clown for paying them 5 mil for Poulsen and giving them Aquilani for the entire season. I just hope Aquilani doesn’t get injured there and hopefully Juventus pay the 13 mil or we see the best of him in a red shirt.

    I always thought El Zhar is a decent winger and PAOK is not a bad team and the Greek League is actually not bad. El Zhar suffered from injuries during his time here but Rafa gave him some chances and he also played well during the season we finished second. I was disappointed to see him loaned out by Hodgson since he never got a chance to prove himself and was even excluded from the pre-season trip along with Nemeth and Plessis. Hopefully he will come back a better player in the summer or we get some good money for him. This player I think can easily make it in the Premier League although I’m not sure if he can really make it at a top club like Liverpool.

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