Ian Wright hails young Liverpool star, admits he is so excited to see him play bigger role

Ian Wright

The BBC pundit was singing the praises of Reds winger Sheyi Ojo on Match of the Day 2 last night.

Sheyi Ojo has got a lot of people talking at Liverpool and it seems he is starting to gather fans from outside the club, as BBC pundit Ian Wright admitted on Match of the Day 2 last night, as quoted by the Daily Mail, that he cannot wait to see how the teenager develops.

Ojo started a second Premier League match in a row against Bournemouth on Sunday and put in an impressive and mature performance for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Though he was perhaps overshadowed by teammate Jordon Ibe, who provided assists for both Reds goals in the 2-1 win, the 18-year-old was involved in plenty of what was good from the visitors.

Ojo was selected as part of a young Liverpool side as Klopp rotated his squad following the draining win over Borussia Dortmund last Thursday, and played a part in the build-up to Roberto Firmino's opening goal. 

The former MK Dons man has now made six senior appearances for the club since returning from a loan spell at Wolves midway through the campaign, and Wright expressed his excitement at getting to watch how the talented England Under-19 international develops.

Wright said, as quoted by the Daily Mail: "I remember we [BBC Sport] did the FA Cup game when Liverpool played Exeter on this quagmire of a pitch and seeing Ojo with his beautiful left foot.

"He's got this calm demeanour about him. I am so excited about him and want to see what he's like in bigger games, more intensified."

Alongside such emerging talents as Ibe, Brad Smith, and Kevin Stewart, Ojo has been tipped to play a big role in the club's future and the more game time he can get under his belt in the remainder of the season for Liverpool, the better.

He is likely to get further chances, with the Klopp likely to continue utilising his full squad in the Premier League with a two-legged Europa League semi-final against Villarreal on the horizon.

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