Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn has been told in no uncertain terms by Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder that he will not receive special treatment because of his parent club.
Woodburn, 19, sealed a season-long loan deal to the Blades during the summer as Jurgen Klopp sought to expose the starlet to regular first-team football - which was not readily available at Anfield this term.
However, the Wales international was forced to feature for Liverpool's Under-23 side on Sunday to maintain his match fitness after being handed just 13 minutes of action at
“The team’s not doing too bad,” Wilder said, via the Mirror. “I think Mark Duffy, for one, would be disappointed if he’d played four or five games on the bounce and then got left out.
“Ben’s not a special case at all. We’ve got seven or eight players in the same boat, who can’t get in the team, and he’s no different because he’s come from Liverpool.
“He’s a talent, we understand he’s a good player, and he's not done anything wrong. Just as the boys who have been playing haven’t done anything wrong, either.”
Furthermore, Wilder look to play down
Why did SU bother to take him on loan if they didnt plan to play him? Complete waste of time during vital part of his career.— Leons Dad (@Leons_Dad0815) October 21, 2018