13 Nov 2015

Ibe-Killer? 'Nightmare' attacker reveals Klopp contact and confirms dream of 'playing for Liverpool'

In October, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed that he's monitoring the progress of on-loan Reds attacker Sheyi Ojo, and the 18-year old has revealed that he's in regular contact with the manager, and that he's determined to break into LFC's first team.

In his pre-Chelsea press conference last month, Klopp told reporters:

“Of course I am looking at the loan players. When I have time I watch these players. I went to Wolverhampton to watch Ojo but he didn’t play!"

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo today, Ojo confirmed that Klopp has come to watch him at Wolves 'a couple of times', and outlined his goals for the future:

“He [Klopp] just said to me to keep my head down, and keep working hard. My main aim is to come back and impress the manager, and hopefully I can start playing for Liverpool on a regular basis..”

Ojo - described on Liverpool's official website as a 'nightmare' for defenders - is doing very well at Wolves this season:

* 7 goals/assists in 16 apps (Goal or an assist every 96 minutes of game time).

Not bad at all, and the good news is that Ojo's record in the Championship is better than Ibe's, who spent some time on loan at Derby County last season. Ibe's record:

* 6 goals/assists in 24 apps (Goal or an assist every 217 mins).

Ojo's record is vastly superior, which bodes well for the future, and if a goal/assist every 217 minutes was enough to earn Ibe a recall to Anfield, then a January return for Ojo (who contributes a goals/assist every 96 mins) has to be a possibility.

What makes Ojo's record even more impressive is that he only recently turned 18, and he's making a big impact in a tough, physical league, playing against established professionals every week.

Steve McManaman certainly thinks that Ojo is destined for great things. In May, he told the Liverpool Echo:

“Sheyi (Ojo), Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson, when they attack players, they’re very, very confident and they’re playing very well. I think they’ve come on leaps and bounds this year, I’m really impressed. If anything they’re over-achieving"

I personally can't wait to see what Ojo can do in the first team.

Author: Jaimie K


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