Jurgen Klopp eulogises about this aspect of Liverpool that he cannot believe

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The Reds manager has been seriously impressed with the general quality of youth player at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted to the club's website that he could not believe the quality of the club's young players and was thrilled with the way they rose to the occasion against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Klopp heavily rotated his squad against the Cherries after the draining Europa League comeback win over Borussia Dortmund last week, and handed starts to a number of promising youth players.

Jordan Ibe set up both goals for the visitors on the day, teenage winger Sheyi Ojo impressed with an accomplished performance, whilst goalkeeper Danny Ward and full-back Connor Randall made their senior debuts in a team also including Brad Smith and Kevin Stewart.

Klopp admitted he had been persuaded that the host of young talents were worthy of being trusted with Premier League starts after he was stunned by the quality he saw on show in a recent special training session.

The German boss told the club's website: "A few weeks ago we had a session only with young players... And after the session I brought them together and said, 'I'm not sure if it's okay that I say this, I'm not sure it will help, but pfft, what quality - I can't believe it!' They have all the skills they need, all the talent.

"Most of them, nearly all of them, have a perfect attitude, so it's about how we handle them, how we train them, and how often we can give them the opportunity to play in different teams. So this season was, for this, in the end, perfect. The future of Liverpool looks nice, really nice, with all these young players.

"They did really well and I was really pleased for them, it was a big step for them in their self-understanding for sure. Now it's their job to work that hard that it'll be not the only game. The one thing is to give them the opportunity, the other thing - that's much more important - is to use the opportunity, and that's what they did. All of them."

Klopp also highlighted the fact that there are even more promising academy players waiting in the wings in addition to the prospects he has given a chance to in recent weeks.

He added: "You saw Cameron Brannagan in the Capital One Cup and he is an outstanding talent and it was the same with Pedro Chirivella when you saw him at West Ham [in the FA Cup] - you have a few more players from the younger ones."

Klopp has generally enjoyed success in his first seven months in charge of the Anfield club since taking over from Brendan Rodgers, leading the club to the Capital One Cup final and ensuring their Europa League campaign continued to at least the semi-final stage.

Sitting five points off Manchester United in fifth, the club face a battle to qualify for Europe next season if they do not win that latter competition, but it will be intriguing to see where the club stands next season once Klopp has had a full summer to put his true stamp on the side.

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