Houllier ready to loan Welsh
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Houllier sent Jon Otsemobor to Bolton in a bid to increase his experience, claiming the return of his experienced players would force the youngsters to languish in the reserves.
Accordingly, Houllier felt it prudent to loan out Otsemobor, and Welsh could well follow suit in the near future.
"I have to think about the player's interests," the Frenchman said. "Steve Finnan and Jamie Carragher are back so it will be difficult for Jon (Otsemobor) to get regular football at the moment. This will help his career.
"It will be a good experience for him which will also be useful for him in the future.
"I am also hoping John Welsh may also be able to get out on loan soon because he is in a similar situation."
Welsh has made two appearances for The Reds this term, but has not figured since the home defeat by Arsenal in October and may well relish the chance of securing regular football.