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After a handful of promising performances under Brendan Rodgers, midfielder Jordan Rossiter is eager to get back in the action and try to impress new manager Jürgen Klopp.

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Having picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty, Jordan Rossiter was forced to miss out on Jürgen Klopp's first week in charge as Liverpool manager, and while he's still not fit to rejoin his teammates, he's looking forward to getting to work under the new boss.

"He's managed in the Champions League, he's won stuff with Dortmund, and I'm really looking forward to it," Rossiter told the club's official website this week as he continues his rehab. "I thought Brendan Rodgers was brilliant for me, he gave me my chance, over the last couple of years he put me at Melwood.

"I'm sure Jürgen Klopp's going to be the same. I know he's given young players a chance [at Dortmund] and it only bodes well for all the lads at the Academy and the young lads in the first team. Even though I was on international duty, I did want to get home and get cracking on with Liverpool again to be honest."

Rossiter had been one of the bright spots during an uneven start to the season under Brendan Rodgers, with his European performances in particular making it look as though the 18-year-old might be ready to become a first team regular and fill the role of Lucas' main backup and second-choice holding midfielder.

His reading of the game against Bordeaux in particular was superb, and had he not had to come off, it's likely Liverpool would have won the match as Bordeaux's late equaliser exploited the space he had been covering all night. Now, though, a new manager means having to show what he can do all over again.

And that means getting back into training, which the player is hopeful he will be able to do later in the week. It's likely to be a return that comes too late to put him in contention to face Rubin Kazan on Thursday, but Rossiter could again be in the picture by the time Liverpool host Southampton on Sunday.

"I'm just looking forward to getting in and cracking on," added the young midfielder. "I just know I need to go in and try to prove to him in training that I can improve, become a better player, and hopefully he likes me."