Ben Woodburn was thrown into the limelight at Liverpool – and Robbie Neilson hopes to find some of that form with the Welshman now wearing maroon.
The attacking midfielder became the English Premier League club’s youngest-ever goalscorer in 2016 but he has been unable to find a regular starting spot at Liverpool. He now heads out on loan for a fourth time, joining Hearts and the Scottish Premiership for the 2021/22 season.
Beni Baningime has started life at Hearts brilliantly after moving from Everton and ‘Jambos’ boss Neilson hopes for the same from the Liverpool loanee: “It’s very difficult for these young kids at big clubs down south.
“When they burst on to the scene they have to be at that level consistently and it can be difficult for a young kid, almost nigh on impossible to be there week in, week out. They have their dips and it’s about how they come back in again.
“Ben and Beni have still got a chance of going on to the highest level. That’s an exciting prospect. Beni came on to the scene at Everton and had a couple of loans that didn’t work out for him. Ben was the same and we hope to get him into an environment where he can kick on like Beni has and give him that platform.”
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