Liverpool youngsters have made a positive impression during their pre-season campaign so far.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that two of the younger players that have starred in pre-season friendlies for the Reds so far could accompany the first-team squad on their tour of the United States.
Plenty of younger players have been used in the friendly wins over Tranmere Rovers, Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic.
Ben Woodburn has managed to score twice in the pre-season games so far while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria have been among those who have impressed so far and they will get another opportunity on Wednesday night against Huddersfield Town.
Klopp is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “I think we’ll take two of them, but no final decision. It’s not about taking them.
“I think in the last few years in England it’s always a lot of youngsters in pre-season and everyone is excited about how good they are, then you never hear something about them.
“I don’t want to do it like this - 100% not - we see the qualities and we want to improve these guys, we want to develop them. That’s what we do. It’s not about America."
Naturally, if any of the players miss out they will be disappointed not to be part of the tour, which is likely to give them some more invaluable experience.
But there is a clear pledge from the Liverpool manager that even if they do not take part in the tour, they will not be forgotten about. He wants to use the younger players at his disposal and develop them for the future, with a view to using them in the first-team if they are able to reach that level.
Klopp seems reluctant to send so many players out on loan from the club, but if he does then it seems to be a case of searching for the right club for them to develop at. It will be fascinating to see who he is prepared to take across the Atlantic and what kind of role they will have in the season ahead.