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Sheyi Ojo Inches Closer to Full Return

The exciting 19-year-old winger scored for the U-23s last night, and hopes to be joining the senior squad soon.

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Sheyi Ojo looked to be one of the Liverpool yutes who had an outside chance of breaking into the squad this season. The 19-year-old impressed with performances down the home stretch last campaign, but he was derailed this season with an injury. Now he’s back up and running in the Premier League 2, and trying to push for a spot in the senior squad.

Ojo played his first full 90 minutes last night in a 3-2 win over Arsenal, and wouldn’t you know it? He scored the decisive third goal.

“It was great to score and that was what we have been talking about because for me one of the things I can improve on is movement in behind,” Ojo explained to the club’s official website. “I worked on it during training with the boys and thankfully the goal came from me running in behind, and it was a great pass from Pedro.

“It was good to get another 90 minutes again under my belt, I’m happy that the team won and it was nice to play at Anfield again.”

With injuries to Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge, and Philippe Coutinho, as well as the upcoming departure of Sadio Mané, it’s possible that Ojo could force his way into the conversation for senior minutes. Regardless, it’s nice to see him back and scoring for the little Reds.

“It’s great to be back playing again. I was getting a bit of cramp in the last five minutes but I’m feeling stronger every game and long may that continue.

“It was a great 2016 for me and I’m looking for another special year next year and I’ve just got to keep my head down and keep working hard.”

Good luck, and may the recovery continue going well.

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