Loan report: Steven Alzate impresses with Liege

Midfielder spent campaign in Belgium.

By Richie Mills • 13 June 2023

By Standard Liege
Steven Alzate in action for Standard Liege.

Steven Alzate is another one of Albion's out on loan players to enjoy a positive season.

The midfielder has gone from strength to strength whilst out on loan at Belgian side Standard Liege this season.

After taking his time to find his feet at Les Rouches, the 24-year-old has come into his own in 2023. Three goals and four assists in his last 16 games in all competitions is proof of that.

The Colombian international, who has made 29 appearances this season, has shown his versatility when asked to play as a six, an eight, or a 10, and, according to Thomas Standaert, who covers Liege for Het Nieuwsblad, he was arguably the club's best player at the tail end of the season.

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Steven Alzate's Standard Liege take on Anderlecht on Sunday evening.

“He had a difficult start, however, after the World Cup, he really excelled and together with Nottingham Forest loanee Philip Zinckernagel, they were probably the best two players in the last few months,” he said.

“His technical ability and positioning are impressive. He's been one of the team's most creative players and fans really enjoy watching him.

"He has really nice skills on the ball but he can also fight and go into the trenches in more difficult games.”

Liege finished sixth in the regular season, before missing out on Europa Conference League as they finished third in their play-off group.