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Klopp: When I first saw Liverpool youngster Allan I thought, 'oh my god!'

Jurgen Klopp reveals that he has been left very impressed by Brazilian youngster Allan Rodrigues de Souza.

Allan was signed by Liverpool from Internacional last season but work permit problems have meant that the youngster has had to delay his debut for the Reds, spending time on loan at various clubs such as SJK in Finland and now Sint-Truidense in the Belgian Pro-League.

Liverpool boss Klopp had a brief chance to work with Allan in training prior to his move to Sint-Truidense and has stated his belief that the 19-year-old is more than capable of becoming a fixture in the Reds' first team in the not too distant future.

Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com: "When I came here, one or two months later Allan was here and I said 'who is this?'.

"'He is a player for us and the week before he became a champion in Finland.' 'Interesting - why didn't he play here?' 'Because it's not possible.' And then I started learning about the FA rules and things like this.

"I saw him in training and I thought 'oh my God, what can we do to keep this boy here and bring him into the line-up?'

"He's 19 years old, an outstanding talent, a good player with a good attitude, everybody loves him, he's a nice lad – so that's really, really good. He's a smart player

"We hope we can find a solution in the future because he will be a fixed part of the squad in the future, for sure. Now he uses this time to improve and the next step to the U20 national team of Brazil is a great story."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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