One of the reasons Liverpool have loaned Nathaniel Clyne to Bournemouth is because of how exceptionally talented Ki-Jana Hoever is and how much the 16-year-old has impressed since being asked to train at Melwood with the first-team.
The Telegraph claim he could be part of the squad that faces Wolves on Monday evening, so highly is he rated amongst Liverpool’s coaching staff.
The teenage dutchman can play at right-back or centre-back, and below, we’ve included two highlight packages which show him as a fullback v Everton and in the middle of defence in the UEFA Youth League.
He looks completely exceptional, and reminds us stylistically of Joe Gomez.
If he can eventually have the same kind of impact as the England international, Liverpool will be laughing – especially considering we also have Trent Alexander-Arnold – one of the world’s best young defenders.
Hoever as a right-back v Everton:
Hoever as a centre-back v Napoli: