Divock Origi says he cannot imagine a better manager for younger players to work under than Klopp

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their first goal with Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool's youngsters, particularly Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold, grabbed the headlines after their 2-0 win over Leeds United.

Liverpool forward Divock Origi has said he cannot imagine a better manager than Jurgen Klopp for young players like Ben Woodburn to work under and improve, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Woodburn stole all of the headlines on Tuesday night as he became the Reds' youngest ever goal-scorer after coming off the bench to find the net in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup quarter-final at Anfield. 

The 17-year-old was not the only one to impress as Trent Alexander-Arnold - who played at right-back - was handed the man of the match award. 

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn and manager Juergen Klopp celebrate after the game

Origi is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “You can’t imagine a better manager to develop young players so it is all good for him (Woodburn) and the other youngsters.

“On the human side of managing he knows how to handle a group and he knows how to handle players. That is a very big quality. He has a very good understanding of football.

“He has already proved that he can make players big so this is the perfect environment and Liverpool is growing so hopefully they can grow with Liverpool here with the project."

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their first goal with Trent Alexander-Arnold

Origi is perhaps Klopp's best example of improving a player since the German's arrival last October. The forward was thrown in at the deep end when Klopp arrived as the Reds were suffering from a shortage of striker options, meaning that he started each of the club's four games and the Belgian struggled.

But after a spell out of the side - and what looked like plenty of time in the gym - he managed to get better as the season went on, scoring 10 goals, and he was Klopp's pick in both legs of a Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund and the Merseyside derby against Everton, where he found the net on both occasions.

There are certainly high hopes for the likes of Woodburn and Alexander-Arnold and the chances are they will get some more game time in the coming months, but Klopp has already said he wants things to be calm when there is talk about the younger players.

It will be interesting to see how many more opportunities they get this season, but Origi is a prime example that age is no barrier when it comes to getting their chance as long as they perform the kind of the role the manager wants. 

Liverpool's Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrate after the game

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