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Liverpool boss impressed by Ojo but still plenty to work on

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised goalscorer Sheyi Ojo for his performance in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Exeter City but reminded the youngster he still has a lot of work to do.

Earlier this month, following the injury crisis at the club, Klopp called back Ojo from his loan spell at Championship club Wolves and he repaid the German's faith by scoring his debut goal with a lovely finish at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Klopp said of the 18-year-old: "He is very young, so there won't be 20 interviews next week, or man-of-the-match things…leave the guys where they are.

"Everybody who has seen him playing has seen what big skills he has, but there are a lot of things he has to work on. I am happy to have him here. He made a goal – it wasn't too bad!

"And in the last game [at Exeter] he came on and was important in getting the draw. He is in a good way – but it's a long way [to go] for these young boys.

"They showed tonight what they are already able to do and they showed what they have to learn.

"That is always the case at this age. It's not [about] protecting – it's giving the lads time to develop.

"Tonight was a good moment and, yes, he did a few things that were impressive, but he has a lot of things to learn. The target at the end of the road has to be Liverpool FC in the Premier League and for this you have to be ready in all parts of your development. That's where we'll try to help the boys."

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