Ovie Ejaria comments after Jurgen Klopp watched him score for Liverpool's U18s

The Liverpool youngster has explained what the German's presence meant for him and his teammates.

Liverpool youngster Ovie Ejaria has been speaking to the club’s official website about the arrival of Jurgen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has replaced Brendan Rodgers at the helm at Anfield and the German wasted little time seeing what the next generation of Liverpool players have to offer when he watched their under-18s in action at the weekend.

Klopp watched Liverpool’s teenagers take on their Stoke City counterparts on Saturday morning, and after scoring the only goal of the game, midfielder Ovie Ejaria spoke about the manager’s presence.

“Everyone was buzzing,” the 17-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com. “Obviously first impressions are important and it was a great feeling to be able to play in front of him already.”

Ejaria has only featured four times for Liverpool’s under-21 team to date so it will be quite some time before the teenager is knocking on Klopp’s door asking for a first-team chance, but he will have done himself no harm by scoring in front of the 48-year-old.

As for Klopp, he will now be focusing on Liverpool's upcoming match against Tottenham on 17 October, where he will be picking which senior players will represent him in what is sure to be a memorable first game in charge.

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