Liverpool boss Rodgers: Yesil ready for Euro action

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has called up Samed Yesil to his squad for the Europa League tie with Young Boys of Berne.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has called up Samed Yesil to his squad for the Europa League tie with Young Boys of Berne.

When Liverpool sanctioned the £1million deal to bring Yesil from Bayer Leverkusen on the eve of transfer deadline day, they did so with one eye on the future.

Yesil even admitted in his first interview with the club’s official website that he felt it would be “one or two years” before he was ready to play for the first team.

"He will certainly be fast-tracked," said Rodgers. "I watched him play (for Germany) against England Under-19s (two weeks ago). He scored two terrific goals and set up another (as Germany won 3-1). He will be involved in the Europa League game.

"The biggest thing for young players now is that the introduction of Raheem has given them hope. All I have done is given him a chance.

"There will be that chance for Yesil and one or two other boys over this period of months now."

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