Kevin Stewart will go up against one of his old clubs on Tuesday night.
As hard as it might be to believe, the youngster was playing his trade in League Two for Burton Albion just 18 months ago.
We’d snapped him up on a free transfer after being released by Spurs and sent him down to the fourth tier to get some first team experience.
Stewart has been speaking about our upcoming opposition and offering his thoughts on the difference between Klopp’s Liverpool and his experiences at Spurs.
“It’ll be good to see a few old faces,” he said. “The manager has changed since I was there, but it’ll be good.
“Stuart Beavon, the striker, is one to watch on Tuesday. He’s like a rat in the box, he’s just always there!
“When I was there, I could see the club would progress. They had some really good players, and they were hungry. They didn’t see themselves just staying in League Two or League One, they wanted to go forward, and they have.” (via Echo).
He was out on another loan spell – this time at Swindon Town – when he was surprisingly recalled by Klopp last January.
“It was unexpected, but really good,” he admitted. “The games came probably when I least expected them, to be honest, because I’d been injured and I was supposed to spend the season out on loan.”
He then suggested why he owes Klopp such a debt of gratitude.
“I think he just gave me a fair chance. He gave a lot of other players opportunities as well, players who had been on loan and came back. People at other clubs don’t get the chances he gave us last season.”
It sounded like a thinly veiled dig at Spurs, when he admitted he had gone stale.
“I didn’t really see myself going anywhere at Spurs. There was no pathway.
“I think I became a little bit stale, I wasn’t playing too well and my head was all over the place. So in the end it was a relief to go somewhere else.”