EPL: Max Woltman leaves Liverpool for Oxford United

Liverpool have announced that 19-year-old striker Max Woltman has left the club to join League One side Oxford United on a permanent deal.

Max Woltman who will now be looking forward to his debut for Oxford United, has been at Liverpool since the age of five, and made his senior debut in Red as an 18-year-old in a Champions League win over AC Milan at the San Siro in October of 2021.

Max Woltman leaves Liverpool for Oxford United
Max Woltman getting instructions from Jurgen Klopp

Since then, the teenager has only taken the pitch for the Reds once, the 4-1 win over Shrewsbury in the first round of the FA Cup that same year, spending last season on loan at League Two outfit Doncaster.

Given the competition at the club, the odds of players from the youth ranks breaking through and becoming the next Trent Alexander-Arnold or Curtis Jones are always slim, and today the club confirmed that Woltman has joined Oxford United in League One for an undisclosed fee.

Announcing his exit from Liverpool, the English footballer said;

“As a lifelong fan, playing in red since I was five, I never imagined to see so many dreams come true. Going through the academy, making my debut at San Siro and making my full debut at Anfield are moments I will carry with me forever. However, today it’s time for a new chapter and time to say goodbye. 

Max Woltman leaves Liverpool for Oxford United
Max Woltman unveiled as an Oxford United player. Source: Club’s website

“I want to say a massive thanks to all the players, staff and the fans for all the memories over the last 15 years as a red. It has been an honour to wear this badge. Once again, thank you”.

Also speaking to Oxford United website, Woltman said;

“I was made to feel part of things very quickly. This is a very talented squad and the coaches have been first class with me. I like the set up, like the way they want to play the game and I’m really looking forward to it.” 

The Englishman leaves Liverpool with a total of 10 goals from 44 games at Under-21 level, prior to which he netted 14 times in 35 games for the Reds’ Under-18s.

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