Liverpool fans haven’t been made to wait long to catch a glimpse of deadline-day signing Ozan Kabak showcasing his quality during his first training session as a Reds player.
The 20-year-old centre-back shared a video from a training session on Instagram, where he got one over Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cheeky nut-meg clip.
Kabak was part of a passing drill with Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and, of course, Alexander-Arnold.
The seven-time Turkey international received a pass from Oxlade-Chamberlain before embarking on the decision to chop the ball between his fellow defender’s legs.
Liverpool’s new No.19 had his teammates in hysterics and total disbelief, with Alexander-Arnold himself in utter bemusement.
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Mane was so impressed by Kabak’s showcase of skill that he was even heard saying to the cameras: “This clip you should show to the whole world.”
Indeed, it was just a cheeky example of his quality in training, yet it neatly shows how Kabak isn’t lacking in confidence with his new teammates, which can only bode well going forward.
Whether or not, though, Kabak is to be rushed into Liverpool’s starting XI against Manchester City on Sunday remains to be seen.
If he can make a big impression in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, then he has a chance of cementing himself as a long-term defensive option for the Reds amid his current loan-period from Schalke.
Liverpool are crying out for a centre-back to remain durable until the end of the season. Suddenly, Klopp has been blessed with two ready-made options, with Ben Davies also among the first-team on Friday afternoon at the club’s AXA Training Centre in Kirkby.
It is what Liverpool fans have been crying out for, and the club have hopefully brought in enough to see them through the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.