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Newly-appointed Sunderland manager wants Liverpool duo on loan

Chris Coleman

Sunderland, November 21: Chris Coleman has recently been appointed by Sunderland as their manager and the former Welsh head coach is reportedly looking to bolster his squad with two Liverpool players whom he knows closely from his time at Wales.

The 47-year-old surprised many in football by ending a hugely successful stint as Wales manager to join the Championship's bottom side on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Coleman became the Wearside club's ninth manager in the last six seasons and takes over after they set an unwanted record on Saturday by failing to win for the 20th home game in succession.

And to resurrect the form of the North-East side, Coleman is looking to secure double loan moves for two Liverpool starlets Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn. Both the players are struggling for gametime this season and Liverpool might not mind loaning them out for the second half of the season.

Coleman admitted the task in front of him is a mammoth one, but said in an interview with Sunderland's website: "Someone's going to turn this club around.

"Whether it's me or whether it's the next one, sooner or later this club will start climbing again, start playing in front of a full house again, get the city rocking and rolling. I want that to be me, of course.

"You can go through your career as a manager and never manage a big club. I always wanted to have that experience of managing a big club, and here I am.

"All right, we're bottom of the league. Deal with it, get on with it. It is going to be a big challenge and I haven't got a magic idea that's going to turn it around like (clicking your fingers).”

Ben Woodburn was given his Wales debut recently by Coleman and he impressed big time at the big stage whereas Danny Ward has been a regular member of the squad under Coleman even though he has mostly been the backup keeper.

Coleman knows both players closely and Klopp might welcome the idea of loaning two of his most promising players to a club where the manager rates them highly which will be better for Liverpool as well in the long run.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:16 [IST]
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