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Report: Training ground source claims Klopp blown away by 16-year-old in Liverpool training

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According to The Athletic, Jürgen Klopp and Pep Lijnders are both big admirers of Bobby Clark, after the 16-year-old trained with Liverpool.

What’s the story?

Well, the Reds recently signed the teenager from Newcastle, and it sounds as if life on Merseyside has started well for the wonderkid.

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Clark scored on his debut for the Liverpool Under-18 side, netting in a 3-3 draw against Nottingham Forest.

Over the recent international break, the prodigy was invited to train with the first-team at the AXA Training Centre by Klopp.

As The Athletic state, a training ground source believes both the German and his Dutch assistant were blown away by Clark in that session.

With most of Klopp’s world-class stars away on international duty, it gave Clark a good chance to stand out and impress the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

Can Bobby Clark emulate Harvey Elliott at Liverpool?

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From what we’ve heard so far, we see no reason why Clark can’t go on to emulate Harvey Elliott at Anfield.

The Athletic went on to share comments from Lee Clark, the former Newcastle midfielder and father of Bobby.

He believes his son is a fantastic leader for his age, and added that his leadership as captain – both on and off the pitch – was widely praised at Newcastle.

“He is very athletic, has a good change of pace, and he is tall for his age. He has good leadership skills. We have had good feedback from the coaches on how he captains both on and off the field.”

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Also mentioned by The Athletic, the 16-year-old is receiving coaching sessions from Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman on Merseyside.

A lot has happened to Clark already in his short time at Liverpool.

Thankfully, it’s all been positive, and from what we’re hearing, we see no reason why he can’t be in Elliott’s shoes when he also turns 18.

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