clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Klopp Prepared to Use Youth Players Regularly

New, comments
Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

Since Liverpool hired him, each aspect of Jürgen Klopp's managerial approach has been closely examined. But one area that has flown under the radar a bit is his willingness to play youth players, which he talked about Saturday after watching Liverpool's U18 side beat Stoke City.

"The young guns are very interesting," said Klopp. "When I manage a club each young player should smile because their chance is bigger than it ever was.

"The door is pretty wide open and I don't care so much about experience. Of course experience is an important point, but not the most important for me."

"We all know the best players of today. Tomorrow we don't know, so we can work for this."

Despite his drawbacks, former manager Brendan Rodgers was always good at giving his top young players first team experience, and his commitment helped the development of Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe. It's encouraging to hear that Klopp intends to continue in the tradition of playing Liverpool's prospects, and hopefully he'll reap similar rewards.