Liverpool’s young winger Sheyi Ojo is back in full training, but won’t be rushed back into action by Jurgen Klopp.
Our manager was speaking ahead of Sunday’s Premier League tie with Bournemouth and was asked about the 19-year-old flyer.
Last term, Ojo scored his first goal for the club and was given a number of appearances. He was heavily involved in the early stages of pre-season too, but injury has meant he’s yet to even feature on a bench this campaign.
“Ojo is a very young boy and he needs a lot of training,” Klopp said, cited in the Echo.
“He’s not injured any more but he needs training, training, training and as much game time as possible. We thought it made absolute sense that for the next few weeks he’s with the second team for the training and for the games. Anything we could do would be too early for him.
“He needs to get a rhythm and come back in shape. He’s not match fit so he needs to collect minutes with the under-23s.”
From this point onwards, we can expect Ojo, along with Joe Gomez, to feature heavily for the Under-23s up until Christmas.
It’ll be early 2017 when we hopefully have a number of FA Cup ties to play, that we’ll see the pair in the first-team again.
Both have been unfortunate with injuries but have huge talent and will be eager to impress having seen Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold somewhat usurp them this season as Liverpool’s ‘ones to watch’.