Rossiter has established himself as part of the senior set-up this term at Anfield, and he has admitted to the official Liverpool website that Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp are similar as they both like blooding youngsters in the first-team.
The 18-year-old said: “I thought Brendan Rodgers was brilliant for me, he gave me my chance, over the last couple of years he put me at Melwood. I'm sure Jürgen Klopp's going to be the same, I know he's given young players a chance and it only bodes well for all the lads at the Academy and the young lads in the first team.”
Rossiter made his debut for the Reds last season under Rodgers, starting, and scoring, against Middlesbrough in the League Cup. He followed that up with appearances in the Europa League, and he made his first Premier League appearance this season against Arsenal.
Unfortunately for Rossiter, he currently suffering an injury which kept him out of Klopp’s early plans at Anfield, having seen the German boss take charge last week.
He missed Klopp’s first game against Spurs, but the head coach has made a career of utilising youth players when they have proven they are good enough, and he looks to be the perfect coach in charge with Rossiter hoping to break back into the first-team.
There are many differences between Klopp and Rodgers, but their insistence of prioritising youth development is one of their real similarities, and this is great news for 18-year-old Rossiter and his fellow youth players.
If Klopp is given the time to build a foundation at Anfield, it is highly likely that a number of Liverpool’s current generation of youth stars will be the future of the Merseyside club under the German boss.