Klopp opens up on plans for Woodburn and Brewster

Date published: Monday 1st May 2017 10:45

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that young forwards Ben Woodburn and Rhian Brewster will get more first-team action next season.

Liverpool are assured European football next term and a win tonight against Watford will be another step towards securing a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League.

Both strikers are only 17 years old, but Woodburn has broken into the first team set-up this season and made eight appearances, scoring once,  while Brewster was on the bench for last weekend’s home defeat to Crystal Palace.

Asked if Woodburn and Brewster would be more involved next term, Klopp said: “I know what we want to do but I will not talk about this now. It is not about keeping a position for them, they are too young for this.

“They have to develop, they have to learn, they have 17 or 18-year careers ahead of them.

“They need to be prepared for the moment when they are really proper players and until then we use them when we need to. We involve them when we think they are ready

“It should not be the case that we are relying on them for next season, but there will always be space for them to perform in a few matches if they are ready in this moment.

“Because boys like this have ups and downs, ups and downs, if there is a game they could play but they are not in the right shape then they will not play.”

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