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Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria put in a solid display in midfield for Reading as his side settled for a 2-2 draw against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old is currently on loan at the Royals and has only made two first-team appearances for the Reds since emerging from the academy. The Englishman is currently in his third loan spell in two seasons at the Madejski Stadium.
QPR who were in good form going into the game with back-to-back victories against Blackburn and Hull City.
However, the Melwood graduate illustrated why he is still on the books at Liverpool as he presented plenty of problems to Mark Warburton’s side.
He provided the assist for George Puscas’ equaliser in the first half and was proving to be an irritant to the Rangers’ defence.
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Of course, the Rs deserve credit, too.
The home side were just as tenacious in midfield with their hard-hitting challenges but lacked creativity in central areas.
But at the age that Ejaria is, he has a bright future as he continues to try and convince Klopp that he is good enough to feature in the Liverpool squad.
After making his last Reds’ appearance more than three years ago, it remains a mystery in terms of how many more chances he will be given.