One of the best aspects of our brief pre-season so far is the quality shown by the youngsters who’ve been involved.
The likes of Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria, and Trent Arnold have all wowed both Klopp and the fans with mature performances that have given everyone hope for their potential impact in the upcoming season.
Perhaps the best performances of all, however, have been turned in by 19-year-old winger Ryan Kent.
The star in the making spent the first half of last season on loan at Coventry, impressing in his 17 games before being recalled in January.
He was involved again at the weekend, laying on a goal for Woodburn after a wonderful turn and pass.
Now he’s been speaking about his hopes for the 2016/17 campaign, admitting that he’s loving life at Liverpool and hopes to establish himself in the manager’s mind.
“I’m enjoying every minute of playing in the first team at the moment,” he said (via official site).
“There’s a lot of good players [in the forward positions] and a lot of competition for places, so I’m just trying to show what I’m capable of, show my ability, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.
“It’s not just a friendly game for us young players. This is our chance to impress the manager and the fans and take everything from it.
“We are all pushing each other along and thriving off each other’s success and working every day to get better.
“The manager is showing a lot of faith in us and it’s down to us to prove him right and prove the fans right that he can put his trust in the young players.”