Klopp has always shown his support for youth development since his days at Dortmund, and he has continued that philosophy at Liverpool. Having earlier handed the likes of Seyi Ojo and Jordan Ibe first team opportunities in recent games, the German tactician took it to the next level at the weekend, lining up a relatively youth side against Bournemouth. And that is evidence to his continuous assurance to hand opportunities to young players who deserve it. Next season could see more young players arrive the senior team, with Nigerian duo, Jacob Njoku and Chidera Ejike likely to join that list.
allnigeriasoccer.com confirms that the teenage African sensations have been handed Europeans visas after a delay, and are due to arrive Liverpool this weekend for trials. A successful trials for the duo, which is a high possibility due to their great talents will see them earn a Summer move to join the Merseysiders. The duo’s representative, Babawo Mohammed confirmed to the aforementioned Nigeria news outlet that the 2 are in fine form, and are all ready and fit for the trials.
The 18-year-old players will be on trials for 2 weeks, and an outcome will be determined afterwards. Nigeria youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi was signed by Liverpool last August for a fee of around 400 thousands Pounds, but was loaned out to German side, Frankfurt. Njoku and Ejike will be hoping to follow in the steps of Awoniyi, and a successful trial could see them do exactly that. However, they won’t be eligible for a work permit by the Home Office and would be immediately loaned out if they impress Liverpool at the trials.