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Jurgen Klopp could unleash forgotten Liverpool youngster dubbed 'Polish Lionel Messi' against Sparta Prague

Jurgen Klopp could unleash forgotten Liverpool youngster dubbed 'Polish Lionel Messi' against Sparta Prague

Another Liverpool youngster could get their chance.

Jurgen Klopp could give a forgotten Liverpool youngster dubbed 'the Polish Lionel Messi' his long-awaited first team debut against Sparta Prague.

Klopp has had to call upon his younger players in recent weeks due to an injury crisis amongst the first team squad.

At the full-time whistle in last month's Carabao Cup final in Chelsea, which Liverpool won 1-0 after extra time, the Reds had five players aged 21 or under on the pitch.

They included 18-year-old forward Jayden Danns, who was making just his second senior appearance. He then scored a brace in a 4-0 FA Cup fifth round win over Southampton the following Wednesday.

Midfielders Bobby Clark and James McConnell, and forward Lewis Koumas, are among the other Liverpool starlets to be given recent first team opportunities.

But one player that hasn't had any first team action is Poland youth international Mateusz Musialowski, who was once rated as one of the brightest lights of Liverpool's academy.

He has continued to impress at youth team level, though, and was linked with a potential move to Leeds in the January transfer window.

Now, Musialowski could finally earn his opportunity, having been named in the travelling Liverpool squad for their Europa League fixture against Sparta Prague.

He has been added to UEFA's list B for the tournament, meaning he is now eligible to play in the current and latter rounds of the Europa League this term, should Liverpool make it that far.

He is joined on the list by Danns, but the Englishman will not feature against Prague after suffering a concussion in Saturday's 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Should Musialowski feature against Prague, he will become the third Polish player to represent Liverpool at senior level, after goalkeepers Jerzy Dudek and Kamil Grabara.

He signed for the Reds from local side SMS Lodz, and has youth caps for the Poland under-21 national team.

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Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Football, Europa League, Lionel Messi