Liverpool will be pleased with Ben Woodburn's progress since joining Sheffield United on loan, Chris Wilder has claimed, after suggesting the youngster was always likely to begin his career at Bramall Lane on the bench.
Woodburn has started two of the Championship club's seven games so far this term, with one of those coming against Hull City in the EFL Cup.
But, counterbalancing that with the fact he has been involved in all but one of their opening fixtures, Wilder expressed his satisfaction with the youngster's contribution during the opening phase of the campaign.
"He's doing well and he's been a big part in the results we've achieved so far," Wilder, whose side enter Saturday's game against Bristol City third in the table, said. "He's got a great attitude, he's a really good professional and he's fitted in really well to the group."
Although Woodburn arrived in South Yorkshire as Anfield's most exciting prospect, the teenager had made only 11 senior appearances for Jurgen Klopp's team before completing his temporary switch.
Predicting the Wales international's exposure will increase as his experience grows, the United manager added: "This is probably the first time he's been involved day in day out so that was bound to take some adjusting too. Everything was factored in when the decision was made, by everyone involved, and we're really encouraged by how he's doing."