Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool wonderkid on ‘standby’ for Carabao Cup final after injury blows | Football

The 16-year-old is among the youngsters in contention this week (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has 16-year-old Liverpool sensation Trey Nyoni ‘on standby’ ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Chelsea amid a spate of injury problems.

The Reds are in Premier League action at home to Luton Town on Wednesday before heading to Wembley for the first final of the season against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Goalkeeper Alisson is facing a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury with his national team coach revealing on Wednesday he will miss Brazil’s games against England and Spain during March’s international break.

Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold are also unavailable with concerns over Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez with a total of nine players ruled out this week.

Given the lengthy injury list, Klopp may have to call upon some of Liverpool’s young stars with The Times reporting 16-year-old attacking midfielder Nyoni is among those who could be called upon for games against Luton and Chelsea.

The youngster, who joined Liverpool from Leicester City in 2023, was part of the squad for November’s league match against Brentford and the Carabao Cup final games against Fulham.

Speaking on Tuesday, Klopp named Nyoni along with fellow youngster James McConnell, Bobby Clarke, Lewis Koumas and Jayden Danns as the ‘massive talents’ who could be in contention for first-team chances.

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Klopp is dealing with a lengthening injury list (Picture: Getty)

‘We are where we are because of them. That’s how it is because the boys really delivered,’ Klopp said.

‘We will see how many of them we have to use and [we] will give [them] the opportunity because obviously in a good moment they all can be in. That’s how it is.

‘We have some options there, definitely – players who showed already what they can do like James [McConnell] or Bobby [Clark] and others even who didn’t feature yet who are in and around that.

‘[Lewis] Koumas, [Jayden] Danns; massive talents. Trey [Nyoni], they are all massive talents. So, we will see what we will do, but [for] now we are just planning for tomorrow and from there we go.’

Liverpool can move four points clear at the summit of the Premier League again with victory over Luton on Wednesday night.


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