Jurgen Klopp now confirms ‘outstanding’ Liverpool star will miss Brighton clash
Liverpool star will have to wait a little while longer for his Liverpool debut after Jurgen Klopp officially ruled him out the youngster from the Reds’ upcoming tie with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The young Scottish player, who was highly regarded when he moved to Aberdeen, has been sitting out the entire season after a physical revealed a nagging problem.
“Calvin is not ready to play but over the moon that he can train now. That’s fine, it’s really good,” the German tactician told reporters in his pre-match presser, as relayed on the club’s official website.
“So he just needs now training, training, training and there will be a moment when he probably will play [for the] U21s that he can get a game, because we play now all the time. But that’s fine.”
“He is an outstanding talent. We scouted him, I saw a lot of games of Calvin and he did exceptionally well,” Klopp continued for liverpoolfc.com.
“For the young age and the way he plays, he is a real player – he’s really involved in everything.
“A real talent, I was really excited about it, I am excited about him, but then he arrived here and he had an issue with his back and since then he was out.
“Now I have saw him two or three times in training but it is the first three sessions. Now we know much more about him as a boy; outstanding, well educated, friendly, really confident and a really good boy. Now we started working, that’s it.”
It’s unfortunate that we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the 19-year-old who won the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year title for his noteworthy performances the previous season.
The ideal scenario would be for the left flank, where Kostas Tsimikas has typically flourished when he has been obliged to fill in for Andy Robertson, to develop similarly.
Given the kind of players the Scot will be competing for playing time with, it’s a tough order, but based on Klopp’s words, it appears to be a task he can rise to.