Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

Jurgen Klopp was delighted with Liverpool’s youngsters in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win at Norwich City.

By ALEX TURK

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the club’s young stars after contributing to a dominant 3-0 win over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup third round. Klopp has fired a warning to his first-team players, suggesting the starlets at Carrow Road are ready for more opportunities.

Liverpool handed debuts to teenage trio Conor Bradley, Kaide Gordon and Tyler Morton on a successful night in Norwich.

Takumi Minamino opened the scoring after just four minutes, latching onto a loose ball inside the area.

22-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher denied Christos Tzolis an equaliser from the penalty spot on the brink of half-time.

Five minutes into the second half, Konstantinos Tsimikas found Divock Origi with a pinpoint cross, and the Belgian striker headed Liverpool into a 2-0 lead.

After full-time, Klopp paid tribute to the young debutants who helped Liverpool reach the last 16, stating they’re good enough for more first-team opportunities.

He said: “[You get opportunities] only when they are good enough, and they are good enough. That’s it.

“You saw Connor Bradley tonight. The first Northern Irish player to play [for Liverpool] since 1954 sounds too long, but [it’s a] great thing, and he played a super game.

“Kaide Gordon [is] ready for these moments; he’s just ready. 16, he had really good moments. But what impressed me was [his] physicality; he can go on for 95 minutes.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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