Jurgen Klopp just called up three teenagers to training ahead of Liverpool’s game tomorrow
Liverpool are dealing with a number of injury issues ahead of facing Burnley tomorrow.
The Reds have the chance to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat against Arsenal but must do so without a couple of big players. At this point, Thiago Alcantara being missing is hardly a rarity, but having seen him return last weekend, it will still be a blow for him to be out again. Dominik Szoboszlai is also injured.
Mohamed Salah is still out too, which is never an easy one to take. Unfortunately, it’s also been reported this morning that Joe Gomez missed training yesterday.
Nevertheless, Liverpool have a squad which has been described as ‘frightening’ at the moment. They have options to come in. Some of those are from the academy, and according to journalist Keifer MacDonald on X, Jurgen Klopp ran the rule over three young stars in Thursday’s session.
“As expected, neither Thiago Alcantara nor Dominik Szoboszlai were pictured in Liverpool team training on Thursday,” MacDonald reports.
“On a more positive note though, youngsters Trey Nyoni, Jayden Danns and Lewis Koumas were all involved at the AXA.”
Klopp calls up young trio
This is not the first time any of Nyoni, Danns or Koumas have been involved with the seniors. Although at 16 he’s the youngest, Nyoni is also the most experienced in that respect.
And given that Liverpool have two senior midfielders injured – and a third in Stefan Bajcetic – maybe Trey will feel like a debut is not too far away.
The summer signing from Leicester City has already made the matchday squad on a handful of occasions. It feels like only a matter of time before we see him out on the pitch.
For Danns and Koumas, the wait might be a little longer. However, Salah’s absence does leave Klopp one light in attack, so you never know.
Koumas has been the more prolific of the two at academy level, although Danns perhaps feels like the more exciting talent.
Described as a ‘real No.9,’ the 18-year-old appears to be someone who could genuinely make an impact in the first-team.
Both the sons of former Premier League players, Danns and Koumas will be well aware of what’s needed for them to forge a career in the game.
The first step to that is catching the senior manager’s eye. Having done that to good effect, this young trio now need to kick on.
It’s unlikely to be under Klopp that we see Nyoni, Danns and Koumas blossom. But the whoever the next manager is, he’s inheriting a crop of really talented youngsters. Watch out for these three.