Last season saw the breakthrough of Trent Alexander-Arnold into the Liverpool first team and after his rise to the top and Curtis Jones’ superb pre-season, Jurgen Klopp has spoken in an interview for the Liverpool website where he’s claimed that it’s so important to have Scousers in his first-team.
“I love it, I love it! It’s important for this club,” https://t.co/V5nyOr2oMP
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 31 July 2018
Since Klopp came in he’s tried to get the balance right between promoting youth and bringing in new faces. This summer has seen the pendulum swing towards new signings, with four new faces being introduced at Anfield. However, Klopp hasn’t neglected his youth, with Curtis Jones, Rafa Camacho, Nat Phillips and Ben Woodburn all playing their part in the club’s pre-season.
Over the Premier League era, Liverpool have been blessed to see some of their best players come from their own city, with Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler having all been born in Liverpool. Klopp will be keen to keep that legacy of Merseyside born players in the first-team going and with Alexander-Arnold having such a string season it looks like the German gaffer is holding true to that.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Klopp’s Scouser comments here:
And Scousers love having you in the Club
— dougish (@dougish) July 31, 2018
Liverpool to win the league
— John Bartlett (@johnb1403) July 31, 2018
I love the accent
— Rukhsar. (@rukhsarahmed786) 31 July 2018
— Save Liverpool Animal Aid (@xfriendbearx) 31 July 2018
Curtis Jones is going to be a big player for us one day
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) July 31, 2018
Half scouse half Brixton blood, dya get me
Scousers don’t talk like he does
Trent’s a proper scouser
— Tommy (@ScouserTommy10) 31 July 2018
— محمد العتيبي (@msalsofyani) 31 July 2018
The Liverpool fans love Klopp’s comments about Scousers in his side and they’ll be keen to see him bring some more homegrown boys into the senior squad.