Photo: Jurgen Klopp calls up 12 Liverpool youngsters into first-team training, including 18-year-old prospect
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Photo: Jurgen Klopp calls up 12 Liverpool youngsters into first-team training, including 18-year-old prospect

There were numerous Liverpool youngsters in first-team training today as Jurgen Klopp explored the options in his squad.

Yesterday’s first day back appeared to consist mainly of gym work. But Liverpool were back on the grass on Tuesday.

To supplement for the lack of first-team faces yet to return, Klopp invited some of the clubs most promising young players along for the session.

Among those involved were England U19 European Championship winners Luke Chambers and 18-year-old prospect Harvey Davies.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

More youngsters get the chance to impress

As well as the two players who’d successfully been away with their country, there were more academy stars involved. Among them were six players with first-team experience.

Leighton Clarkson spent the first half of last season away on-loan at Blackburn Rovers, but returned in January having barely played. Now twenty, he may be looking for another move away this summer.

Joining Clarkson were Tyler Morton and James Norris. Morton had a breakthrough campaign last year and will be hoping for more chances next season. Norris meanwhile got off the bench in January’s FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town.

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Melkamu Frauendorf was also present at the AXA Training Centre. Having made his debut during that same game against Shrewsbury, he’ll also be looking for a few more opportunities in 2022/23.

Another looking to kick-on from an encouraging season will be Sepp van den Berg. The Dutch defender was superb on loan at Preston North End last time around.

If he can convince Klopp that he can do a job at either centre-back or right-back, maybe he’ll stick around instead of heading out once more. Owen Beck was another out on the grass hoping to catch the manager’s eye again.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Looking for debuts

As well as the slightly more experienced teenagers, there were others involved who are yet to taste first-team action.

Among them were midfielders Isaac Mabaya and Tom Hill, forward Bobby Clark and ‘keeper Fabian Mrozek.

There’s now just a week to go until Liverpool take on Manchester United in Singapore in their first pre-season freindly.

The youngsters involved today will be hoping they’ve done enough to earn themselves a spot on that flight. Good luck lads!

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Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

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