What position is Ovie Ejaria’s strongest?
It’s always hard to tell with youngsters, as their bodies and talents mature they can convert from a winger to a central player, or from a striker to a defender.
Ovie Ejaria has been explaining where he is most comfortable at the moment. According to the player, he sees himself as a goalscoring midfielder.
“I’m a No.8 or a No.10,” he said (Echo)
“I have always played in the middle of the pitch.”
He does, however, insist that he is more than happy lining up on the wing due to his experience of playing as a number ten.
“Sometimes when I’ve been playing with the U23s this season I’ve been used out wide on the left, but I don’t find that too hard because I’m used to playing in a No.10 position. So I can come inside on occasions and play as a second No.10.
“But I would certainly describe myself more as an attacking midfielder, a No.8 or a No.10.”
And if you think Ejaria isn’t currently scoring enough goals for a number eight or number ten, don’t worry — it is something the player is working on.
“(Goalscoring) is certainly something that I’ve tried to work on over the past two years or so, and as those two years have gone on it’s becoming better. I’ve been scoring more goals so hopefully I can keep that going.”
Ejaria joined Liverpool from Arsenal after the Gunners released him as a 16-year-old. Their loss is our gain, he is now looking like the brightest midfield prospect the youth sides have produced in many, many years.
Surely it is only a matter of time until he sees some league minutes?