Promoted Liverpool starlet Ki-Jana Hoever has the perfect mentor in Virgil van Dijk
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Promoted Liverpool starlet Ki-Jana Hoever has the perfect mentor in Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has promoted youngster Ki-Jana Hoever to the first-team.

As reported by The Daily Mail, the Dutchman has consistently impressed at the club, following his move from Ajax in August.

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With injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, the 16-year-old has been fast-tracked to prove he could potentially provide some cover.

He was sent up to Melwood from the academy last week and trained with the first-team, impressing Klopp in the process.

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It’s been an impressive stint so far for Hoever, who has made his bow with the U23s in Premier League 2.

Hoever can learn from the master

It’s potentially a smart move from Klopp to involve Hoever with the first-team, especially because he can learn from fellow countryman, Virgil van Dijk.

van Dijk has quickly transformed the Liverpool backline since his £75 million move from Southampton in January.

The 6ft 4in colossus has been in brilliant form for the Reds, and is a big reason why they’ve only conceded seven goals in the league so far.

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Arguably he’s the best in the division in his position right now, and Hoever working with him in training could be perfect for his development.

The 16-year-old is able to operate as a centre-half or at right-back just like Gomez.

He is dominant in the air but also comfortable with the ball at his feet – two of van Dijk’s most impressive traits.

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