Sheyi Ojo
Ojo can enhance his reputation at Liverpool with a decent season at Wolves. Getty Images

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo says talks with manager Brendan Rodgers led to him being sent out on a season-long loan to Championship promotion contenders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 18 year old spent the last four months of the previous campaign on loan at Wigan Athletic, where he was part of the squad relegated to League One.

Ojo has never made a professional appearance for Liverpool. Having travelled on the club's pre-season tour of Asia and Australia and scoring in the friendly win over Swindon Town, the England youth international now has the chance to continue his football education.

And the former MK Dons winger says he agreed to move to Molineux, after signing a new long-term contract, following discussions with Liverpool boss Rodgers, who he hopes to impress during the new season.

"Brendan Rodgers told me that he wants me to get more experience and Wolves is a great place to do that," he told the club's official website.

"It's a club moving forward, trying to get promotion. I'm just really happy to be a part of it; hopefully I can make a good impression and do well this season."

Before the move to the Midlands, Ojo signed off with Liverpool in the ideal manner, netting the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Swindon at the County Ground, a game which earlier saw Christian Benteke score on his debut in a Reds shirt.

"It was really good. I was happy to get some minutes," Ojo added. "The manager told me to go on and try to make a difference and luckily I was able to score the winner so it was a good feeling.

"But now my concentration's fully focused on Wolves and hopefully I can make a good impression. I'm really excited."

Ojo, the 15th exit either on a permanent or loan basis from the Reds this window, will hope his spell with Wolves passes without incident after he suffered relegation with Wigan last term as the club dropped out of the Championship with a game to spare.

But the Anfield youngster admits he learned a lot about himself during the harrowing campaign, an experience which makes him battle-hardened ahead of his second season in the second tier.

"If I look back at my time with Wigan, it's definitely helped me both mentally and physically," he said.

"I think this time around I'll be better prepared for the loan. The Championship's very physical, you've got to be ready for anything.

"Anything can happen. There are a lot of challenges, I usually get tackled quite a lot and create loads of fouls. I've got to be prepared for that but I'm just looking forward to my time here."