Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria joins Sunderland on loan
Sunderland have completed the loan signing of Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria.
Ejaria will spend the rest of the 2017-18 season in the Championship working under former Wales manager Chris Coleman.
The 20-year-old midfielder will be a direct replacement for Didier Ndong, who has joined Watford on loan, at the Stadium of Light.
"I'm really happy because I've wanted to go out on loan for a while to get regular first-team football under my belt," Ejaria said.
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Coleman added: "Ovie is a talented young player with strength and imagination on the ball. He's here to join our fight and has shown me how motivated he is to be here -- and I'm sure he's ready for the challenges ahead."
Ejaria made eight first-team appearances for Liverpool last season, but has been playing for the club's Under-23s side this term.
Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.