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 By Mike Whalley
Jul 22, 2014

Andre Wisdom seals West Brom loan

With Luis Suarez leaving and several big signings coming in for Liverpool, the ESPN FC team discuss the possibility of Liverpool becoming the Spurs of last season.

Liverpool and England under-21 right-back Andre Wisdom has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal.

Wisdom, who has made 14 Premier League appearances for the Reds, spent last season on loan at Championship side Derby County.

The 21-year-old played 38 times for the Rams as they reached the playoff final, where they lost to Queens Park Rangers at Wembley.

He then returned to Liverpool to start preseason training, and was part of the side that won 2-1 in a friendly at League One side Preston on Saturday.

But Reds manager Brendan Rodgers wanted to send the defender out on loan to another Premier League side in order to allow him to gain experience.

After passing a medical, Wisdom is set to fly to Sacramento, CA., to join up with Albion's preseason training camp.

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine told his club's website: "I'm delighted to welcome Andre to the club.

"I've spoken to Brendan Rodgers, who I've known for a very long time and who I trust implicitly. He said Andre would do a good job for us. That was reassuring.

"You want to find out about the person. You can see the player but you want to find out what they are like as a person. Brendan spoke very, very highly about him.

"He's a versatile lad. He's played as a right-back for Liverpool in the Premier League last season, he also played as a full-back for Derby.

"He grew up as a centre-back and played on the left side of central defence for Liverpool against Preston on Saturday."

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