Sheyi Ojo set for Liverpool bench against FC Basel

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering handing 17 year-old Sheyi Ojo a place on the bench against FC Basel tonight.

The Reds take on the Swiss giants in a crucial UEFA Champions League clash, knowing that a victory will see us through to the last 16 of the competition, and the Echo state that Ojo could offer us something of a wildcard option.

The teenage winger possesses tremendous pace, and his trickery on the ball would certainly provide excitement to the side – if we are chasing victory in the closing stages.

Ojo joined from MK Dons in 2011, and has played with our Under-21s side this season as well as receiving a call-up to the England U18s.

Rodgers has recently invited Ojo to train with the first team at Melwood, having impressed against Ludogorets in the UEFA Youth League.

The youngster scored twice in a 3-0 win, and earned a place in the travelling squad to face Leicester City. He wasn’t a substitute for that Premier League fixture, but could be granted his opportunity tonight.

UPDATE: Ojo has instead been selected to start for the U19s against Basel, so will not be selected for the senior side.

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