Jurgen Klopp calls up 18-year-old goal machine likened to Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Liverpool training
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been putting his players through their paces ahead of their upcoming Premier League game on Saturday.
The Reds host Burnley in a 3pm kickoff at Anfield, and the Liverpool boss has had to deal with an injury crisis among his charges.
This week, Liverpool will be without Thiago Alcantara and Dominik Szoboszlai due to injury, while Ibrahima Konate is suspended and Conor Bradley is on compassionate leave.
That quartet have joined Kostas Tsimikas, Mohamed Salah, Stefan Bajcetic and Joel Matip on the sidelines.
Furthermore, Klopp admitted to the Liverpool media team on Friday that there’s a “little bit of a flu thing” doing the rounds among the Reds squad.
On Thursday, the Reds published photos from their latest training session at the time, and a number of academy players were spotted alongside the seniors.
Liverpool academy goal machine Jayden Danns spotted in training
One of these was Jayden Danns, who has been in absolutely amazing form for the youth teams this season.
The 18-year-old striker has 16 goals and two assists from just 15 outings across the Under-18 Premier League, the FA Youth Cup, Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.
As per the Liverpool website, Danns is a ‘versatile player’ who can play in attack and midfield.
He is the son of Neil Danns, who had a distinguished career in the Football League as a midfielder. The 41-year-old also played international football for Guyana.
Neil Jones recently published a scouting report about Danns, likening his style of play to that of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
It’s always good to see the cream of the crop get a chance in first-team training, and Danns is certainly making a name for himself at academy level.
If all goes well, we may well see him get a few minutes between now and the end of the season. Then he could feature in pre-season and get an EFL loan next term at the very least.