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Jurgen Klopp calls Liverpool academy duo up to first-team training

Liverpool academy duo Elijah Dixon-Bonner and James Norris were pictured in Reds first-team training on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp is putting his players through their paces ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City.

The reigning Premier League champions and the 2019-20 victors will lock horns at Anfield in one of the biggest fixtures in English football.

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Klopp regularly hands out first-team training opportunities to Liverpool’s youngsters, giving them the chance to impress the coaches and senior players.

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And on Thursday, Dixon-Bonner and Norris both took part in the session.

Dixon-Bonner is a “very creative” 18-year-old midfielder who joined the Reds academy from Arsenal in 2015.

The 20-year-old has already made his Liverpool senior debut, coming off the bench late on in the FA Cup win over Shrewsbury last year.

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Dixon-Bonner has also made 46 appearances for the Anfield Under-23s and has been capped England Under-17 level.

This term, he has three Premier League 2 appearances and an EFL Trophy game under his belt.

Meanwhile, Norris is an “energetic left-back who can also play in midfield“, as per the Liverpool website.

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The 18-year-old earned promotion to the Under-23s this summer, and has six appearances under his belt this term.

In addition, Norris has one England Under-18 cap and made the Under-19s squad recently.

He penned a new long-term contract at Liverpool last summer.

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