Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has cleared the air that players age doesn’t matter to him.
Klopp has said that age doesn’t influence him while selecting the team.
Klopp was talking in reference to the 17-year-old Ben Woordburn who stole the show in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup.
Ben Woodburn came from the bench and scored the Reds second goal to become the clubs youngest ever goal scorer.
Klopp said he was happy to give the youth a chance, “No, as long as the player develops, I don’t care about the age,” he said on Friday.
“They’re all younger than me. They’re all young lads, some at a very young age, some at the best age and some where we can really use their experience.”
“Everything is good. I enjoy working with these guys. I don’t compare how old you are.”
“If you start really early, you have a long time to have a career. I think in this moment we are the right club for boys to develop and improve and get the best player they can get.”
“They are involved in all our plans, not only the three lads now. I don’t know when you stop being a young player; 22, 23 is still young.”
“We need to give them a situation where they can come through and they’re ready when we use them.”
“A few ups and downs, but as long as you are under the right circumstances and at the right club, we have no doubt about the potential of these boys.”
“A little bit of luck, right attitude, [then] we have a decent player I think.”