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Liverpool fans react to Ki-Jana Hoever performance in shock defeat for under-23 team

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Liverpool fans react to Ki-Jana Hoever performance in shock defeat for under-23 team

The Reds were beaten 3-0 by Wigan Athletic on a night to forget for the young guns.

Liverpool’s under-23 outfit suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic in the Premier League Cup last night.

The Reds were missing Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott who will seemingly be involved with the first-team on Sunday.

It was still a surprise defeat nonetheless, with the Latics operating in the division below Liverpool at under-23 level.

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The game played at the Lancashire FA headquarters in Leyland was settled thanks to goals by Emeka Obi, Divin Baningime and Oliver Crankshaw.

It was a steep learning curve for the Reds youngsters who came down to earth with a bang after beating Southampton 5-0 on Monday night.

One player who did deserve credit was Ki-Jana Hoever.

Although Jurgen Klopp sees him as a centre-back in the future, he played exceptionally well at right-back last night.

He was solid at the back and energetic in bombing forward and will have been satisfied with his performance.

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The teenager has made three first-team appearances to date and is widely regarded as a star of the future.

Following the game, several supporters took to Twitter to express their delight at how the Dutchman is developing.

Here is a selection of tweets from Liverpool supporters in praise of the 17-year-old.

 

 

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