'One day': Liverpool gem wants to emulate Elliott and Jones; Klopp thinks he's 'unbelievable'
Liverpool youngster Paul Glatzel spoke to The Echo this week about his aspirations to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first team.
The 20-year-old has had a torrid time with injuries but he is back fit again. He’s currently on loan at Tranmere Rovers and is hoping to have an impact there before returning to Liverpool at the end of the season.
Glatzel and Reds sensation Curtis Jones played together at youth level. He also knows Harvey Elliott fairly well and he’s absolutely delighted that his two young teammates have made an impact on the big stage already.
The 20-year-old admitted that he too wants to get into Klopp’s side in the very near future, just like Elliott and Jones.
Paul Glatzel wants to emulate Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott
The young attacker told Liverpool Echo: “Harvey [Elliott] had an excellent season last year and everyone wants to do well. He’s an exceptional talent. But everyone has their own path and I’m just looking to do my thing.
“I’m more focused on my own path than anyone else’s, but Harvey’s a great player and he was really unlucky with his injury. I hope he gets back soon. Curtis has also been around the first-team for a while now and he has kicked on every season.
“I’m proud of him because we used to play in the same team when we were little and he’s shown the boys that there is a pathway there if you’ve got the willingness and application to take the opportunity.
“Hopefully, I will be there one day. It’s good to see him doing well and there are other guys that are doing well too.”
Klopp thinks Glatzel is unbelievable
Klopp already knows how good Glatzel is.
The Liverpool boss handed him an opportunity in a pre-season game against Tranmere Rovers back in the summer of 2019, but he sadly suffered a serious injury. He was showered with praise by his manager a few days later.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Klopp said: “Unfortunately Paul Glatzel got seriously injured, which is a shame. He is a wonderful kid, a wonderful player, unbelievable.
“The week we saw him [at Melwood] helped already, so when he is back he will be one of my boys because I really like what I saw.”
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