14 Apr 2016

Photo Proof: 'Really brilliant' Liverpool youngster trains with Sturridge/Origi: Shock inclusion vs. Dortmund?

On Saturday, Reds starlet Sheyi Ojo made his Premier League debut in Liverpool's 4-1 demolition of Stoke City, and although he looked shaky for the first 20 minutes, Ojo settled into the game, and ultimately provided a superb assist for Daniel Sturridge. Jurgen Klopp subbed Ojo off at half-time, but Ojo's reward for helping the Reds win the game is a continued place in the first-team squad.

After the Stoke victory, Klopp enthused:

"Ojo is a good boy, with a way to go. But no problem. But then after two or three good moments on the right wing, doing that on the left-wing, the dribbling and the cross, it was really brilliant. Daniel finished perfectly".

Ex-Red Rob Jones was also impressed:

"He [Ojo] just glides past full-backs and puts great balls into the box. He's a striker's dream".

As the following photo shows, Ojo trained with Liverpool's first-team on Wednesday, which (in theory) means he's in contention for a place in the match-day squad:

Is there any chance that Klopp will shock fans by including Ojo in the starting line-up? Probably not, and based on Klopp's line-ups/matchday squads over the last three months, it's also unlikely that Ojo will make the bench.

That said, there's always a chance, and Thomas Tuchel proved that last week by bringing on 17-year old Christian Pulisic during Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Westfalenstadion.

Is Ojo worthy of a place on the bench for today's game?

Author: Jaimie K


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