"Unbelievable" - Jurgen Klopp wowed by two Liverpool youngsters
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Jurgen Klopp has praised two Liverpool youngsters for stepping up in training off the back of a number of injuries depleting the Reds’ squad.
“Obviously, we have a squad where everybody is needed. We are not like 25, 26 [key] players.”
“But on the other side, it opens up opportunities, and I’m really, really happy with the boys Stefan [Bajcetic] and Bobby [Clark].”
“I’m not sure they would be that close to the first team already at 17 years old if we would have them all [the whole squad] available, and then now they make real steps.”
“It’s unbelievable, every day in training. So that’s good. But of course, you would prefer to have an extra striker, an extra midfielder.”
“You can now change five times, but you cannot change five times sometimes! That’s it.”
Both Clark and Bajcetic were handed playing opportunities during pre-season at Liverpool.
However, both are yet to make an official first team appearance, but Clark did make the Liverpool bench against Palace last Monday.
If injuries do continue to pile up, the services of the youngsters could be required.
Liverpool currently have 8 recognised first-team members side-lined just 3 weeks into the new Premier League season.
Understandably, Liverpool’s transfer strategy has been questioned off the back of these injuries.
The Red's reluctance to sign an understudy for Thiago amid his injury proneness is particularly aggrieving for fans.
But as Jürgen Klopp has maintained throughout the summer, Liverpool don’t sign players for the sake of it, they only sign players with the right profile.
Liverpool’s luck on the injury front has caused issues during the opening weeks of the season, but with a number of players soon to return, the Reds could be back to their best in no time.