Loan not out of question – Ngog

The arrival of Roy Hodgson as the club’s new manager has led to

speculation that the France Under-21 international may not feature

in the long-term plans of the former Fulham boss. But Ngog enjoyed

his best season to date with the Reds in 2009/10 to represent a

highlight in a terrible campaign for the club, which ended in the

departure of Rafa Benitez. The ex-Paris Saint-Germain forward

featured in 37 matches in all competitions and scored eight goals

for a struggling side and, amid the speculation regarding Roberto

Di Matteo’s Baggies and Sam Allardyce’s Rovers, his immediate focus

is on improving. “This season is a big season for me. I need to be

consistent, play more and score more,” he said. “We have a new

manager, who is a great manager, so we have to impress him.” But

Ngog has not ruled out a loan move to another club, which could

enhance his chances of first-team football rather than competing

for a place with Fernando Torres, if the Spaniard stays at

Liverpool. The 21-year-old has been mentioned among the next

generation of France internationals under new boss Laurent Blanc

following their World Cup capitulation and so regular games at club

level will be essential. With regards to a loan, Ngog said: “I am

not aware of it yet, but you never know.”