Liverpool striker Sheyi Ojo completed a season long loan move to Wolves earlier this week and the young forward has revealed why Brendan Rodgers let him go out on loan.
“Brendan Rodgers told me that he wants me to get more experience,” Ojo said. “Wolves is a great place to do that.
“It’s a club moving forward, trying to get promotion. I’m just really happy to be a part of it. Hopefully I can make a good impression and do well this season.”
Brendan Rodgers has been known to give young players a chance in the first team during his time at Liverpool. With the arrivals of Ings, Origi and Benteke this summer, chances of Ojo playing in the first team would have been slim even though the striker managed to get himself a goal in pre-season against Swindon.
“It (scoring against Swindon) was really good. I was happy to get some minutes,” Ojo said.
“The manager told me to go on and try to make a difference and luckily I was able to score the winner so it was a good feeling.“But now my concentration’s fully focused on Wolves and hopefully I can make a good impression. I’m really excited.
“It’s a really good club. It’s got great facilities. All of the players are nice, they have welcomed me to the club and the staff are brilliant as well.
“I’ve heard a lot about the attacking force with Benik Afobe and Nouha Dicko so I’m looking forward to linking up with them. Hopefully we can create some problems and score some goals. Everything’s going well, I’m just looking forward to starting the season this weekend.”
Hopefully Ojo manages to get enough game time at Wolves and develops his game. All too often some players who go out on loan do not get enough opportunities and it would be better for them to rather get minutes on the field in the reserve side. With all the potential Ojo has shown, it is going to be worth keeping an eye on him at Wolves this season.