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I cannot believe quality of Liverpool youngsters - Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hailed the quality of the young crop of players at the club.

The German has called upon a number of academy players this season, and the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Kevin Stewart, Brad Smith and Connor Randall have managed to live up to his expectations.

When asked about the progress of youth players at the club, Klopp touched upon a recent training session he had with the club's youngsters which impressed him greatly.

Klopp told reporters: "The big steps, they made in training, but then we have to prove what we say!

"A few weeks ago we had a session only with young players in wonderful weather, a really, really good session.

"And after the session I brought them together and said, 'I'm not sure if it's okay that I say this, I'm not sure it will help, but pfft, what quality - I can't believe it!'

"So now we have to answer the question why only a few of [them] will go through [to the first team]. They have all the skills they need, all the talent.

"As long as they are here, I have to prove it sometimes that I really think what I say. I was really pleased for them to give them that opportunity and it was how you saw, really intensive and really good against a team who will play Premier League football next year.

"They trained one or two times in this line-up so that's really difficult but the world is not perfect so we cannot give them a game with everybody knowing before that we will win 5-0 to get self-confidence.

"They did really well and I was really pleased for them, it was a big step for them in their self-understanding for sure. Now it's their job to work that hard that it'll be not the only game."

Vyom Chaudhary
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