“Boys are good”- Klopp reveals 16-year-old debutant’s touching words to him after Norwich win | OneFootball
“Boys are good”- Klopp reveals 16-year-old debutant’s touching words to him after Norwich win
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Jurgen Klopp reveals what Kaide Gordon said to him after senior debut against Norwich
In the post-match presentation after their Carabao Cup tie against Norwich (h/t Liverpool Echo), Jurgen Klopp shared his feelings on the youngsters’ performances and revealed what Kaide Gordon said to him after the match.
Klopp has become accustomed to playing a younger and relatively unknown side when it comes to the domestic competitions in England. He did the same in the Carabao Cup match versus Norwich as he handed out senior debuts to the youngsters.
“The kids did exceptionally well, I have to say. All three physically really strong and that’s maybe the biggest surprise that they could go 94, 95 minutes. I’m really happy for them.”
Kaide Gordon has been impressed in the U-18 and U-23 squads and Jurgen Klopp praised him after Liverpool vs Norwich City. (imago Images)
Both these players managed to get on the scoresheet as Liverpool recorded a 3-0 victory over the Canaries. Kostas Tsimikas also played an important part in the game while Joe Gomez was handed the captain’s armband for the first time since he arrived at Anfield.
Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi scored for Liverpool vs Norwich City. (imago Images)
The Boss went on to praise the collective effort of the team including the teenagers. He also mentioned Kaide Gordon’s words after full time
“The first thing that Kaide said to me after the game, when I wanted to say ‘congratulations’, he said ‘thank you! But there was nothing to be thankful about, he deserved it. It’s all fine, these boys are good, and thank God they are ours.”
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Klopp has been keen to hand out appearances to deserving youngsters especially in the domestic cups. With a hectic schedule and fitness being a key issue in the first team, many of the academy products can use these opportunities as a launching pad for their professional career.