John Aldridge explains which young Liverpool player caught his eye at the weekend

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Sheyi Ojo recorded his third assist in six games against Watford.

Liverpool legend John Aldridge has said Sheyi Ojo caught his eye during the teenage winger's latest Premier League appearance in the 2-0 win over Watford.

Ojo had a hand in the second goal, scored by Roberto Firmino, as he closed down an opposition player to allow the ball to fall to the Brazilian, and then finish. 

In his Liverpool Echo column, Aldridge wrote: "He used the ball well but he was superb for the assist. How he closed down the defender, and then had a look up to set up Roberto Firmino, was excellent.

"That’s something I saw him do the first time I watched him back when he was 15, so it’s obviously in his game already, so it’s good to see him doing it at such a high level.

"I don’t want to put added pressure on the lad, but the way he conducts himself impresses me. It was excellent from him and I hope he keeps up that sort of mentality, because he’s clearly a lad willing to learn."

Ojo does not tend to be involved in the game all the time but he has demonstrated his flashes of quality in each match, and Sunday's assist makes it three from six appearances from the 18-year-old - which is not a bad statistic.

Fans of any club like to get excited about the younger players coming through and want a glimpse of the future. Ojo has an imposing size against his opponents and looks good on the ball but there is a long way to go for him to be an established figure in this Liverpool side.

That said he has not made a bad start to life in the Reds' first-team so far. 

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