Andre Wisdom

Andre Wisdom joined Liverpool in 2008 from Bradford City and is currently on loan at Austrian side, Red Bull Salzburg.

Wisdom progressed through the youth teams at Liverpool before featuring for the club’s reserve team. In September 2010, manager Roy Hodgson called up Wisdom to his first team squad for the League Cup match versus League Two side Northampton Town. He was rewarded for his progress with an extension to his contract by newly appointed manager Kenny Dalglish in the summer of 2011.

Brendan Rodgers came in and became his fourth manager whilst a Liverpool player. To further develop his career and due to competition for places, Wisdom left Anfield on loan and has done every season since, with his latest challenge coming in Europe at Salzburg.

Wisdom remains a promising talent and will hope his loan moves to high-calibre clubs will see him win a place in Liverpool’s first team. If he returns and plays, Jurgen Klopp will be his fifth manager as a Liverpool player.

Gerardo Bruna

In the summer of 2007 Bruna moved to Liverpool, having been offered and turned down a professional contract by Real Madrid.

“My father agreed with me that moving here would be a great opportunity. I already knew about Liverpool from the Champions League, the final we won and the final we lost. These games, as well as the Chelsea semi-finals, made a big impression on me.” A left-footer with a talent for set pieces, he learnt his trade with the reserves, helping them to win the Premier Reserve League in 2007–08.

Injury saw an end to his chances at Anfield and with Rafa Benitez leaving, he was left out to dry. He left the club and joined Blackpool under Ian Holloway, but failed to make an impact – although he the manager repeatedly told him that he was an important member of the squad.

Bruna dropped down the divisions and signed for Whitehawk, where he scored only his second ever competitive goal, before signing for Accrington Stanley a short while later.

Less than a year after joining Accrington, Bruna signed a pre-contract agreement with Ottawa Fury and left the North West of England for Canada and the North America Soccer League (Now know as United Soccer League), where he remains to date.

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