Klopp explains using Liverpool youngster Dixon-Bonner against Preston | OneFootball
Klopp explains using Liverpool youngster Dixon-Bonner against Preston
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained his use of youngster Dixon-Bonner against Preston North End in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
The 20-year-old midfielder was involved for the Reds in the game, coming off the bench to put in an assured display to help his side seal the win.
Dixon-Bonner was joined by Owen Beck, Conor Bradley, and Tyler Morton as younger players who got a chance to show their quality against Preston in midweek.
Klopp said post-game, per the club's website: "Elijah, for example, did exactly that. In the last international break he was incredible. He's been long in the club already but was not really on the radar – and now all of a sudden he is there. He deserved these three or four minutes tonight.
"For a young boy, it's a massive thing to play your first game for the first team and I'm really happy for him that we could give him the opportunity. So, there's always a spot for these young boys. Owen Beck obviously impressed a lot in the pre-season, like Conor did. It's good to have them.
"The problem is in the international break some of them are as well on tour with the national teams, so then they cannot train with us. But the others can and that's good."