MX23RW : Monday, October 25 05:09:46| >> :120:22929:22929:

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'I won't rush Ben Woodburn'

Jurgen Klopp: 'I won't rush Ben Woodburn'
© SilverHub
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he has no plans to rush the development of Ben Woodburn, despite his emergence on the international scene with Wales.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that there is no temptation to rush the development of midfielder Ben Woodburn.

During the international break, 17-year-old Woodburn starred for Wales in their two World Cup qualifying fixtures, with a goal against Austria being followed by an assist for his nation's opener in Moldova.

However, while Klopp has acknowledged that Woodburn will get first-team action with Liverpool, the German has hinted that the prospect will remain on the periphery of the senior setup.

The 50-year-old told the club's official website: "There are so many stories from the past when very young boys showed up and later you didn't hear anything of them anymore. It will not happen with Ben.

"I think he is in the best hands here at Liverpool. We will do the right thing - he will play youth, he will play U23s, he will play first-team football. The main message is he needs to play football. He trains with us always and then we will decide each weekend where he can play.

"Our target is that we have him in the first-team because we like him, we see his quality and that's the main thing. But for us it's not too important if it's tomorrow or in a year, it's just important that we can use him then. That's what we try to prepare."

Woodburn has made nine appearances for Liverpool, but the youngster is yet to be selected by Klopp this season.

ID:306762: cacheID:306762:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2564:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Read Next:
Wenger suspects Liverpool of 'tapping up' Ox

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester CityMan City96212041620
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham95221610617
5Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton943299015
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs9504913-415
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231615114
9Leicester CityLeicester94231515014
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves941499013
13Aston Villa93151315-210
15Crystal Palace91621114-39
17Leeds UnitedLeeds9144816-87
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle90451120-94
20Norwich CityNorwich9027223-212

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!