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Photo: Jurgen Klopp calls up 'highly rated' 18-year-old to Liverpool first-team training

With the international break in full swing, Liverpool have been without a number of their key players over the past week.

There’s been no let-up in training though and, with the Reds back in Premier League action early on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp has been putting his players through their paces.

The international break allows managers to take a closer look at some of their fringe players and even academy stars.

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Klopp, who’s always been eager to give chances to youngsters, called two Reds academy stoppers up to first-team training on Tuesday.

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Marcelo Pitaluga, one of Liverpool’s Under-23 stoppers, was involved.

But with Liam Hughes called up to the Northern Ireland senior team this month, one of Liverpool’s Under-18 stoppers got the nod too.

Fabian Mrozek joined the Reds in August 2020 from Polish outfit FC Wroclaw, and signed his first professional contract in July this year.

As per the Liverpool website, the 18-year-old is a “highly-rated” goalkeeper who made his U18s bow in 2020-21.

Mrozek has mostly featured for the U18s but has also made a number of U23 matchday squads, testament to his talent and potential.

The 6ft 3in youngster has also won caps at U15 and U16 level with Poland, and looks set for a bright future for club and country.

Here is Mrozek in Liverpool first-team training today:

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Liverpool are next in action on Saturday, taking on Watford at Vicarage Road in a 12:30pm kickoff.

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