Photos: Ojo, Sinclair & three more youngsters train with Liverpool first team

The Reds' young prospects were at Melwood with the senior side.

Sheyi Ojo (above) and Jerome Sinclair were among the youngsters to train with the Liverpool first team on Thursday afternoon.

The duo joined Ryan McLaughlin, Jordan Williams (also above) and Cameron Brannagan in locking horns with the Reds' senior stars ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash.

Liverpool travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off) and will be looking to avenge the 1-0 reverse they suffered to Paul Lambert's side at Anfield earlier this season.

It is no rare occurrence, of course, for Liverpool's youngsters to train with the senior side, with Brendan Rodgers keen on promoting youth from within at Melwood.

Liverpool's dedication to nurturing young players has also seen them recall Jordon Ibe from Derby County, the 19-year-old who impressed on loan at the Championship side.

Whether Ibe gets any real game time on Merseyside remains to be seen - although that appears to be the idea behind the decision (unless Rodgers and co have dropped another clanger in the transfer market).

Here, meanwhile, are the best pictures as Ojo, Sinclair and co train with Liverpool's first team:

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