Liverpool have a rich history of developing homegrown talent, and Jurgen Klopp has really continued that since his arrival at Anfield. Trent Alexander-Arnold is perhaps the best example of his focus on this facet of the club, with the Englishman becoming one of the Premier League’s most exciting young players under the defender.
Fortunately for Liverpool, there are plenty of other talented players on the books at the club, with Klopp likely to have a huge selection of youngsters to choose from over the coming years.
Many of them are currently away from the club on loan, and that poses an interesting proposition for Liverpool fans. They’ll be wanting to keep tabs on as many as possible, but which on-loan players should fans be focusing on?
Well, Liverpool supporters should be seriously excited about these 2 loanees…
Ovie Ejaria has impressed in the Liverpool academy over the years, but the greatest proof of his talent came over the summer; when Steven Gerrard made his move for the talented forward. For Liverpool, that’s a real testament to his quality, and he’s proven that already over in Scotland with Rangers.
He’s already bagged 2 goals in all competitions for the Light Blues, and you’d expect that tally to increase substantially as he continues to settle north of the border.
At just 20-years-old, Ejaria has already proven that he’s got the natural goalscoring ability that a top forward needs, and so now Liverpool fans have a second reason to keep up with what Rangers are doing this season.
A seal of approval from Gerrard is as good as anything at Anfield.
Ben Woodburn is perhaps the best-known member of the Liverpool academy, and with good reason. The Welsh international looked good enough to get a chance in the first team this season, but Jurgen Klopp chose to loan him out, and in truth, that’s probably for the best. Given Liverpool’s offensive depth, regular game time was unlikely.
In terms of raw ability, the teenager has it all. He’s quick, he’s technically gifted, he’s agile, and he’s a natural attacker – meaning that he is able to make a real impact going forward.
He’s not yet at the level of Mohamed Salah, but his goal against Austria for his country back in 2017 proved exactly what he’s about. He’s made 5 league appearances for Sheffield United so far this season and he’s one for the future, that’s for sure.