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Impressed with that Larouci lad. Never heard of him before. How old is he?
18. Same age as Trent when he broke through. Bit about him from the Echo.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/yasser-larouci-liverpool-tranmere-friendly-16570442
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18. Same age as Trent when he broke through. Bit about him from the Echo.
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/yasser-larouci-liverpool-tranmere-friendly-16570442
Ta mate. Thought he was younger cos I heard the coms mentioning 15? Only caught the end of what they were saying like
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Thought it would be about Sepp, but it was the opening line that was intriguing. I'm guessing he was being asked if he's going to play in the first team?

"It depends. I open the door but the boys have to go through still."  was generally for the young players playing this pre-season rather than Sepp specifically.

He be throwing down the gauntlet to some youngsters, cos there really is chances for 2 or 3 of them to become first team squad players this season I suspect! Brewster obviously, but Hoever too maybe, and there is a left-back spot to be had if one of them is good enough to take his challenge.
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I cant remember a better crop of youngsters starting a first pre season game EVER. Meantime, we are out there buying the best youngsters we can find.

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Full of air at the start. Caught red handed once or twice. Near the end his performance was a bit flat, and ultimately he drifted away.

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Interesting that Larouci has been converted to left back since coming here, a sign perhaps that the club view him as a genuine option/back up there soon? Similar to Trent being told his quickest path the the first team was at right back.
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Nice display from the lads. Shame about the injury.
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Interesting that Larouci has been converted to left back since coming here, a sign perhaps that the club view him as a genuine option/back up there soon? Similar to Trent being told his quickest path the the first team was at right back.

It could be a really good battle between him and Lewis this pre-season, one of them is going to get the nod as Robertson's understudy. There's absolutely no point buying a run of the mill left back to sit on the bench, and we're not going to get one better than Robbo, so it makes total sense to promote from within for backup.

Same goes for Hoever on the other side. There's the opportunity for these lads to get 10-15 games when TAA and Robbo are rested, and I'd much rather give it to some talented youngsters if ready than buy players as back up who aren't up to it.

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It could be a really good battle between him and Lewis this pre-season, one of them is going to get the nod as Robertson's understudy. There's absolutely no point buying a run of the mill left back to sit on the bench, and we're not going to get one better than Robbo, so it makes total sense to promote from within for backup.

Same goes for Hoever on the other side. There's the opportunity for these lads to get 10-15 games when TAA and Robbo are rested, and I'd much rather give it to some talented youngsters if ready than buy players as back up who aren't up to it.

Would be hugely surprised if any of them got 10-15 games. They'll likely get the LC games. Maybe the FA cup. Both will depend on the draw and then how far we progress. They may potentially get any CL dead rubber. Maybe one or two against bottom of the league clubs at home in the league.

Primary FB cover will come from first team squad I think. Milner at LB, Gomez at RB. Even if those two couldn't cover I think you'd see first team players - Ox, Fab, Henderson - used for the vast majority of games.

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It could be a really good battle between him and Lewis this pre-season, one of them is going to get the nod as Robertson's understudy. There's absolutely no point buying a run of the mill left back to sit on the bench, and we're not going to get one better than Robbo, so it makes total sense to promote from within for backup.

Same goes for Hoever on the other side. There's the opportunity for these lads to get 10-15 games when TAA and Robbo are rested, and I'd much rather give it to some talented youngsters if ready than buy players as back up who aren't up to it.

I doubt we'll be putting any specialist left backs on the bench, youth or otherwise. There's a reason Klopp likes to use Gomez/Milner there, both are utility players that can cover a few positions in a pinch.

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"It depends. I open the door but the boys have to go through still." was generally for the young players playing this pre-season rather than Sepp specifically.

He be throwing down the gauntlet to some youngsters, cos there really is chances for 2 or 3 of them to become first team squad players this season I suspect! Brewster obviously, but Hoever too maybe, and there is a left-back spot to be had if one of them is good enough to take his challenge.

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That makes sense then.

There are definitely more than one or two of the youngsters who are seriously knocking on that door. Exciting times!
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Lazy armchair analysis:  huge value in Klopp and the club not signing any established stars this summer.  Everyone of the kids looks raring to go, pushing, and we're beginning to reap the rewards of all the youth teams playing as the seniors do.  Shock twist Klopp knows what he's doing. 
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Lewis or Larouci? Who looked more promising?

Larouci in my opinion, but looking forward to seeing them both play again
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Not sure about that. He'd learn more football, but he'd become more of a player playing against full professionals on a weekly basis.

I mean more about how Klopp wants the team to play.
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I mean more about how Klopp wants the team to play.

"Run at them like a mad bastard, never give up, and put the ball in the net" ;D
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And onto the next...

Bradford City - July Sun 14th 15:00

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Full of air at the start. Caught red handed once or twice. Near the end his performance was a bit flat, and ultimately he drifted away.
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"Run at them like a mad bastard, never give up, and put the ball in the net" ;D

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Managed to get tickets in the Liverpool end. Cant wait as its rare that I can get to a game.

Judging by Klopps comments itll be the same team as against Tranmere...maybe with added Degsy.

Anyone else off?
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Really hope Van Den Berg's clearance comes through so he can play today.

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Really hope Van Den Berg's clearance comes through so he can play today.
Also, let’s hope it’s one of many clearances he’s involved in over the coming decade :P

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Managed to get tickets in the Liverpool end. Cant wait as its rare that I can get to a game.

Judging by Klopps comments itll be the same team as against Tranmere...maybe with added Degsy.

Anyone else off?
Yes. I’m in the Bradford end. Should be fun.

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Only clashed with the cricket World Cup final, Wimbledon men’s final, and the British grand prix this ;D

I'd still give it a watch over all those, despite getting in to cricket more the last year or so. Unfortunately the GAA is on and Donegal are playing, so I will likely have to watch the highlights of this, as I done the last game. In saying that, Donegal V Meath throw in is at 2pm, so Ill be able to swap the games around at half time and full time.


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Managed to get tickets in the Liverpool end. Cant wait as its rare that I can get to a game.

Judging by Klopps comments itll be the same team as against Tranmere...maybe with added Degsy.

Anyone else off?

Yeah I will be there.

25k sell out. Great effort by Bradford

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Its brilliant that its sold out.

I know they wont be playing, but I wonder if Virgil, Hendo etc will travel up with the squad.
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Also, let’s hope it’s one of many clearances he’s involved in over the coming decade :P

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Seven English players and an All English midfield.

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Its brilliant that its sold out.

I know they wont be playing, but I wonder if Virgil, Hendo etc will travel up with the squad.

Just seen a clip of Virg at Wimbledon

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So sad watching that about Stephen Darby - great from the lads with the singing though :D

Nice to see all the lads pumped up & singing about Darby. Klopp at the back as well.