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Sheffield United snap up Liverpool's Woodburn on loan

Woodburn is highly thought of by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Sheffield United have announced the signing of Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn on a season-long loan deal.

Woodburn, who became the Reds' youngest-ever scorer when he netted in an EFL Cup win against Leeds aged 17 in November 2016, has made 11 appearances for the club and also played seven times and scored one goal for Wales.

Blades boss Chris Wilder said of the 18-year-old on the Championship outfit's official website: "Ben is a great signing for us, he is an exciting player with undoubted quality.

"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, who is a full international as a teenager.

"It's his first loan move and I'm sure it will be a great one for all parties. He makes goals and scores goals with both feet, he can play in a couple of attacking positions and gives us flexibility at the top of the pitch."

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Sheffield United crowned League One champions

Sheffield United have been confirmed as champions of League One after 10-man Oldham Athletic beat Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Sheffield United promoted to Championship

Sheffield United fans celebrated on the pitch. Credit: PA

Sheffield United returned to the Sky Bet Championship after a 2-1 win over Northampton at Sixfields.

Marc Richards put the Cobblers ahead in first-half stoppage time but Leon Clarke levelled after 61 minutes and John Fleck hit a winner to see Chris Wilder's men return to the second tier.

The Blades' result though was academic after Fleetwood, the only side that could deny them automatic promotion, went down to a 2-0 defeat to Oldham.

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