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One winner and loser as Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo joins Stade de Reims on loan

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo has penned a contract extension at Liverpool and has immediately been loaned out to Ligue 1 club Stade Reims.

The 21-year-old winger has moved to France to play in Ligue 1 on a season-long loan after turning down numerous offers to play in the Championship.

He had looked likely to join Aston Villa on loan, but personal agreements couldn’t be made between the two parties in the final stages of the deal.

CHARLOTTE, NC – JULY 22: Liverpool Sheyi Ojo (54) chases down the ball during an International Champions Cup match between LiverPool FC and Borussia Dortmund on July 22 2018 at Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte,NC.(Photo by Dannie Walls/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Winner – Ojo’s chance to play abroad and in a new league

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The 21-year-old winger chose to play for the Ligue 1 side over a top Championship team to experience playing in a different country and environment for the first time in his career.

The youngster has made 13 competitive appearances for Liverpool’s first team, scoring one goal and will be hoping to improve on these numbers in France and for when he returns to Merseyside next season as a more well-rounded talent.

Ojo will join a Reims side who have collected six points from their opening three league matches this season.

Loser – Ojo’s chances of making it at Liverpool

Despite penning a new deal with the Reds, Ojo hasn’t yet made the crucial steps some of the club’s other prospects in his age bracket have.

A season in France’s Ligue 1 with a side that will have to battle to avoid falling into the relegation place is going to make or break his future with Klopp’s Liverpool team.

Ojo spent parts of the 14-15 and 15-16 seasons on loan with Wigan and Wolves, and then spent all of 2017-18 with Fulham in the Championship, but none of these stints have convinced Jurgen Klopp that he is ready for his senior side just yet.

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