Liverpool youth coach says Klopp is determined to use Reds youngsters

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The German boss is well known for developing youngsters and it seems he is keen to keep that up at Liverpool.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool U21 coach Michael Beale says new manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his desire to use the Reds young players if they are good enough.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager replaced Brendan Rodgers last week, and many have anticipated that he will look to develop the young players at Anfield, as he did with a number at the Germans.

He has already shown his willingness to give the youth a chance having started Divock Origi against Tottenham this weekend, and Beale says Klopp has expressed his willingness to use youth if they are good enough.

“In his first week at the club Jürgen Klopp has made a huge impression on everyone,” he told liverpoolfc.com.

“Jürgen has said that young players will get an opportunity if they are good, so this week has been very rewarding for the young players who have had that opportunity to go over and work with him."

The U21 boss also says that Klopp’s outstanding personality has already put everyone at the club at ease.

Klopp is well liked in football, with his first press conference as Liverpool manager being one that caught the attention and had everyone talking, with it being likened to Jose Mourinho’s best when he first arrived in England from Porto.

Beale though, was more excited about his interest in the academy, saying the German was keen to get a feel about the youth setup from the get go.

“The manager has got an outstanding personality, everyone felt at ease and it’s fantastic,” he added.

“He seems a real people person, he was very talkative and he was asking us about young players and really trying to get a feel about the Academy. He watched some of the U16s game and also looked around the facilities.”

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