Ben Woodburn: Liverpool forward joins Sheffield United on loan

Ben Woodburn in action for Liverpool
Ben Woodburn featured for Liverpool in their pre-season friendly against Manchester United in Michigan last Saturday

Championship side Sheffield United have signed Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a season-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old Wales international has scored one goal in 11 appearances for the Reds since making his first-team debut in November 2016.

"Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality," said Blades boss Chris Wilder on the club website.external-link

"It's his first loan and I'm sure it will be a great one for all parties."

He added: "He's been involved with Liverpool throughout their pre-season and I'm delighted they've trusted us with one of their outstanding young prospects."

Woodburn, who is Liverpool's all-time youngest goalscorer - netting aged 17 years and 45 days against Leeds United in November 2016 - becomes the Blades' fourth signing of the summer transfer window.

He has won seven caps for Wales, scoring one goal.

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