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Liverpool boss Klopp excited by U23 talent

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the form of their U23 team.

Michael Beale's side followed up that result with perhaps an even better success as they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 6-2 away from home last night.

Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: “I saw the U23s against Leicester last week and it was really close to what I was thinking about when we talked about the first time, the second-team squad or something.

“OK, Ingsy was involved and it's always good to give players like him practice time, and Tiago Ilori, who is an outstanding player for this competition and who is really doing well. They're all full of praise for his attitude and that's really good.

“But then you see who played together – in midfield, Kevin Stewart, Pedro Chirivella and Ovie [Ejaria]… wonderful midfield.

“The offensive line was Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn and Ingsy… great. Connor Randall played left full-back, Trent Alexander played right full-back. It was absolutely great to see how these boys develop, and Caoimhin [Kelleher] in goal."

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