Jurgen Klopp declared that Leighton Clarkson is one of the best youngsters at the club, as he named the prodigy in the starting XI tonight v FC Midtjylland.
The Reds have a plethora of midfielders on the books at the moment, and it’s probably our strongest area in terms of depth, but with plenty injured – Clarkson got the chance in Denmark.
Klopp was adamant it was the right call, too.
Klopp to BT
"We are bringing in fresh legs, bringing in natural desire.
"Leighton [Clarkson] is one of the biggest talents in our club, there for ages, a midfielder, No.6 type who can play 8 as well. Very talented, good football player."#LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) December 9, 2020
As well, as Clarkson, Klopp named Rhys Williams and Caoimhin Kelleher in the side – but we expected him to name plenty more kids in the XI in fairness – considering it’s a dead rubber.
The lineup makes us think the boss is going to rotate against Fulham on Sunday, before obviously picking his strongest side against Tottenham a week on Wednesday.
If we beat Fulham, that game will be huge as it could see us go clear at the top of the Premier League table.