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.

Liverpool fans have been drooling over Billy Koumetio after an impressive debut.

Liverpool fans have been drooling over Billy Koumetio after an impressive debut. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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.

One fan suggested that the boss might trust him as our fourth choice this season.


He has been described as literally a big talent on account of his towering frame – he must still be growing, too.

The youngster’s passing range surprised fans.

He has the right people around him to further his development.

His performance may have even moved him ahead of Sepp van den Berg in the pecking order.

Could he be the next big thing in the Reds defence?

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