Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp comments on Ben Woodburn and Ovie Ejaria's performances

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Ben Woodburn at the end of the match

Jurgen Klopp was impressed with young duo.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on against Fleetwood

Liverpool enjoyed a perfect friendly run out as they beat Fleetwood Town 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the names on the scoresheet was teenager Ben Woodburn, who was making his debut at just 16-years-old.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Ben Woodburn at the end of the matchLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp with Ben Woodburn at the end of the match

Woodburn scored the second goal, after Marko Grujic had put the Reds ahead, before Lucas Leiva and a brace from Roberto Firmino completed the scoring.

The Wales under-17 captain was not the only youngster to impress, with former Arsenal youngster Ovie Ejaria a standout performer.

The 18-year-old drew praise from Jurgen Klopp along with goalscorer Woodburn.

Speaking to the club website after the game, Klopp said: "He [Woodburn] is a natural offensive player. It’s nice to see, really nice to see.

"I had a long talk to Alex Inglethorpe and sang the big songs about the boys because they trained great and it’s really good to have them around.

"Ovie [Ejaria] – what a player, [in] the first game and today again. They are a little bit tired. Really good players, smart players, well educated. It’s good to see. I’m happy with this."

Liverpool's Ivie Ejaria in action with Tranmere's Connor JenningsLiverpool's Ovie Ejaria in action with Tranmere's Connor Jennings

Jurgen Klopp has shown during his time at Borussia Dortmund and brief spell at Liverpool so far that he is not afraid to hand opportunities to young players, with Kevin Stewart impressing last season.

Ejaria and Woodburn may be some way off forcing their way into the first team squad, but Klopp is evidently impressed, and their cards are now marked in a positive sense - for further opportunities down the line.

Liverpool's Ben WoodburnLiverpool's Ben Woodburn

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