Liverpool midfielder Ben Woodburn set to cut short Sheffield Utd loan

Liverpool are ready to cut short Ben Woodburn's loan spell with Championship promotion chasers Sheffield United, according to Goal.

The 19-year-old had not played for the Yorkshire club since November and is expected to spend the rest of the season on loan elsewhere.

He is a full Wales global at just 19 years old and Marcelo Bielsa could be the man to unlock his talent and make him the reliable creative outlet he needs.

The loan was due to last until the end of the season, but it will soon be cancelled and the Wales global will return to Merseyside.

In the meantime the Blades have signed Kieran Dowell from Everton to take his place in the squad.

Indeed, a trio of Championship clubs have expressed interest in acquiring his services, namely Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Hull City, all of whom could benefit from a surge in attacking options during the second-half of the campaign. The midfielder has already gone back out on loan to Reading.

Despite this, he remains a part of the senior Wales setup under Ryan Giggs, winning nine caps so far.

What's certain is that Woodburn is now embarking on a crucial month that'll either see him remain at Liverpool and largely feature in the Under-23s set up, particularly given Liverpool's defeat in the FA Cup third round or move to pastures new, with first-team opportunities not likely to be on the agenda. For others, such as Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Eintracht Frankfurt), Taiwo Awoniyi (Gent) and Ovie Ejaria (Rangers), the story has been less enjoyable. Another loan spell could be on the cards.

They report that the Welsh starlet grew frustrated with his lack of gametime at Bramall Lane and the Reds have made a decision to prematurely terminate his time with Chris Wilder's side. The Reds are not expecting to do any business this month in terms of incomings.