Liverpool have spent the past week at a pre-season training camp in Austria. The picturesque landscape has played backdrop to the Reds’ title defence preparations with Jürgen Klopp assessing his squad ahead of the new season. The usual suspects have performed well in training and in the side’s first friendly of the summer but one youngster in particular has caused quite a stir. Liverpool fans have been drooling over Billy Koumetio after his impressive debut against Stuttgart.
Billy the Kid
Liverpool signed Billy Koumetio from Orleans in 2018, he had previously been with the Olympique Lyonnais academy.
Since arriving on Merseyside he has played for the U18s as well as being a part of the U19s UEFA Youth League side.
The towering 17-year-old has been training with the first team in Austria and has drawn praise from Jürgen Klopp with the gaffer referring to him as a ‘big talent’.
Billy Koumetio debut
Billy Koumetio played his first game for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Stuttgart this weekend.
The centre back got some vital first team minutes in the second half against the German side.
Kopites were thoroughly impressed by the French youth international. He won headers with ease, looked composed on the ball, read the game well and was mostly successful with his ambitious passing.
At just 17-years-old it was an incredibly impressive glimpse at his enormous potential.
Kopites drool over Koumetio
Kopites won’t be forgetting his name any time soon.
Billy koumetio 👌🏻 remember the name
— Belal ⚽ (@islam88rawy) August 22, 2020
One fan suggested that the boss might trust him as our fourth choice this season.
I’m actually convinced Klopp doesn’t want a 4th choice Centre Back you know.
This Billy Koumetio kid is gigantic (6ft3) for a 17 year old and has some incredible talent.
Him learning from Van Dijk, under Jürgen Klopp is a scary thought.
— KloppSZN🧣 (@KIopptinho) August 17, 2020
He has been described as literally a big talent on account of his towering frame – he must still be growing, too.
🔴 Billy Koumetio impressing plenty with his performance this evening. This, from a few weeks back, explains everything you need to know about the 17-year-old. A big talent – literally.https://t.co/ZTbaaJEed2
— Matt Addison (@MattAddison97) August 22, 2020
The youngster’s passing range surprised fans.
Pinging passes like that at 17 for Liverpool. Boy’s going to be good
— joe (@billburrsdog) August 22, 2020
He has the right people around him to further his development.
Billy Koumetio will be exciting to follow. Very composed CB, big size (17 y/o and as tall as Virgil), good passing foot to start play from the back w/ short- and long balls, leader in the dressing room. His “enormous potential” with the guidance of Klopp + van Dijk is intriguing.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) August 20, 2020
His performance may have even moved him ahead of Sepp van den Berg in the pecking order.
Have this feeling Billy Koumetio will move ahead of Sepp VDB in the pecking order. Still needs a full season in U23s and more importantly stay healthy
— LFC Views – Champions (@Mobyhaque1) August 22, 2020
Could he be the next big thing in the Reds defence?
This Koumetio kid just might be it…
— 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙚 👋 (@JoeGomezEra) August 22, 2020