Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever

Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever

Liverpool boss Klopp on Ki-Jana Hoever

"How many I don't know, but we have to".

When these two sides met at Molineux just before Christmas Liverpool were [1.55] favourites to win, yet here we can back what is sure to be a strong starting line-up at [2.04] for the victory. Try telling Manchester United fans that their Europa League or League Cup triumphs of recent years are unwelcome additions to their role of honours.

These competitions rank lower than the Premier League, or the Champions League which resumes next month, but Guardiola does not want to give them up, even if it makes for a tough schedule.

If Hoever did play for the first-team this week and continue his development in a similar fashion to that of Alexander-Arnold, it would prove a huge coup for Liverpool over their Premier League rivals.

It was the versatile Fabinho who lined up alongside Lovren in the centre-back position and was soon the experienced man at the back as the Croatian was taken off. Liverpool have a team that can defend much better.

Like Van Dijk, he is extremely confident on the ball, which no doubt stems from his formation as a right-back.

It has been typical of Hoever's progression that he has scored three goals in five appearances for the Netherlands U17s.

Tottenham was a fantastic game from him, without thinking too much. He's early in his journey here, he'll take some time to adapt.

With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip remaining sidelined with injuries, Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren are the only two senior centre-backs in his squad now available for selection.

Klopp said, "He is of course one for the future, but I do not know yet what we are going to do with him for the competition".

Undoubtedly Wolves" form against the "big six' this season tells us just how good they can be, and that is perhaps the best form line to judge them on.

"He is a boy with incredible confidence and also a very good footballer, that's nice". We are all keeping our feet on the floor with him.

"He's 16 and he's calm and assured in his decision-making".

"Don't get me wrong, I still love to watch the way City play".

"His authority and assurance on the pitch for a boy so young was very, very impressive".

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