Photo: Klopp calls up Kane-like 19-year-old and 18-year-old 'set-piece specialist' to Liverpool training
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been putting his players through their paces ahead of the Reds’ midweek meeting with Newcastle.
On Wednesday, Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield hoping to make it two Premier League wins in a row.
Liverpool began the season slowly, drawing two and losing one of their opening three top-flight fixtures.
But on Saturday, the Reds answered their critics in style, hammering Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield.
The result is the joint-highest victory in Premier League history.
On Monday, Liverpool’s media team published photos from their latest training session.
And a number of Reds academy players took part in senior training, including Luke Chambers and Max Woltman.
“He’s a very, very good player”
Chambers has really made a name for himself in recent months, earning praise from Kostas Tsimikas during the pre-season tour of Asia.
“This kid impresses me a lot,” Tsimikas told Liverpoolfc.com about the 19-year-old. “He’s a very, very good player and always very focused in the training.”
Chambers joined the Liverpool academy aged six and often captained the Under-18s last season, earning promotion to the Under-21s this summer.
‘He ended the 2021-22 campaign with nine goals, with many coming from the penalty spot as a set-piece specialist,’ wrote the Liverpool website.
Chambers, who can play at left-back and centre-back, signed a new Reds contract this summer.
“The way to be”
Woltman, like Chambers has earned promotion to the Under-21s this term.
The 19-year-old has hit the ground running at this level, scoring twice in three Premier League 2 appearances.
Chambers, who joined the academy aged seven, has previously said he draws inspiration from both Roberto Firmino and Harry Kane.
Asked if his style resembled Roberto Firmino or Harry Kane, Woltman is quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying: “Bit of both! It’s the way to be.
“I like playing number nine as I feel it gives you a bit of freedom to run in behind and get the ball to feet. That’s where you get all the chances too.”
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