Ben Doak already suits Liverpool’s playing style, according to Under 21 boss Barry Lewtas. The 17-year-old is making waves this season.
Ben Doak arrived at Liverpool from Celtic earlier this year and has wasted no time in making a name for himself. The Scot has been remarkable at times and looks like one of the best prospects at the club. Comfortably, in fact.
Liverpool Under 21 boss Barry Lewtas isn’t exactly surprised, though. He says the Reds knew what Doak was capable of and he thinks the 17-year-old suits the club’s playing style.
“When we sign these players, there is a real understanding of what we are bringing in,” said Lewtas, per the Liverpool Echo. “We knew Ben’s qualities and what he was capable of.
“We play a brand of football that really supports Ben as well. He has played a few games for us in the league, as well as the UEFA Youth League, and has done ever so well.
“There are parts of his game he has to get better at but he’s such a young boy. He is where we probably thought he would be and there’s plenty more to develop and come from him.”
Ben Doak suits Liverpool’s playing style
Everything we’ve seen from Doak suggests Lewtas is right. The Scot just loves running at defenders and is as direct as it gets from the wing.
In fact, he’s bagged a few goals through being an aggressive, direct winger. One of them, coming against Rangers, was truly spectacular.
It’s a style that Jurgen Klopp loves and has being utilised all the way through the club. Wingers with pace and aggression, pushing defenders back and tormenting them. It’s the way Liverpool have competed under the German and Doak appears set to continue that legacy.
Liverpool do have a special one here.