Photos: 17-year-old former Arsenal talent Ovie Ejaria training with Liverpool first-team

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The midfielder looks set to be making his way up the ladder at Liverpool.

Liverpool take on Manchester United this weekend in one of the most highly anticipated games in any Premier League season.

The club have been boosted over the past couple of days by the return to full training of Daniel Sturridge and the general mood from post-internationals training has seemed positive.

And one player must be over the moon.

That player is Ovie Ejaria and the central midfielder is again being used in first-team training for the club. Ejaria has been pictured in action with the likes of Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez as he looks to impress the Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Evaria is a 17-year-old central midfielder who models his game on that of Barcelona star Andres Iniesta and was previously with Arsenal. In fact the Londoner, who has Nigerian heritage, was with the Arsenal youth academy for nine years before being snapped up by Liverpool last summer.

A year on and Evaria is now looking like being a real member of the first-team and will hope to get his senior chance in the upcoming cup fixtures for the club - where he can prove that Arsenal's loss is truly Liverpool's gain.

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