Monday 20 October 2014

Wisdom loaned to Baggies

Published 22/07/2014 | 11:16

Andre Wisdom, pictured on loan for Derby last season, has joined West Brom on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool

Andre Wisdom has become West Brom's sixth signing of the summer courtesy of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers singing the defender's praises.

England Under-21 international Wisdom has joined new head coach Alan Irvine's side on a season-long loan from Anfield.

Wisdom scored on his Liverpool debut in a 5-3 Europa League win over Swiss side Young Boys in September 2012, before going on to make a further 18 appearances that season.

Following three appearances for the Reds at the start of last season, the 21-year-old then joined Derby on loan for the season, starting 38 games, including the Sky Bet Championship play-off final defeat to QPR.

"I've spoken to Brendan, who I've known for a very long time and who I trust implicitly," said Irvine.

"He said Andre would do a good job for us. That was reassuring.

"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."

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