Klopp 'surprised' at not getting Woodburn call

Klopp 'surprised' at not getting Woodburn call

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes he should have been contacted regarding the Wales call-up of Ben Woodburn.

The 17-year-old striker, who was an unused substitute at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday where Liverpool drew 1-1 with Manchester City, has played for the Wales' Under-19s and was propelled into the senior squad by Coleman following only seven first-team appearances at club level.

The German coach seemed most perplexed about Coleman not calling him to chat about Woodburn's progress.

He said: "Actually, I was surprised about this". This should not be a criticism, but usually when you call up a player, a 17-year-old player, I thought it would be possible to call me. "I can't imagine a Barcelona without him".

But from now until the end of the season, we think Klavan will continue to have an important part to play. Although the budding Welsh global lacks experience, Klopp has no doubts about the attacker's ability to handle worldwide recognition at such a young age.

"If he stopped learning now, that would make no sense at 17", added Klopp. Speaking about Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta he stated that; "Lionel is happy here and I've no doubt he will stay with us".

"We have time for in-depth analysis, the coach we bring in has to know our style", the former midfielder said. He can deal with the nomination for Wales 100 percent.

Meanwhile, Liverpool under-23s captain Harry Wilson has been called up to the Wales squad, replacing the injured Tom Lawrence.

Barely anyone had heard of him when he arrived from Augsburg in the summer, but Jurgen Klopp was adamant he'd be an excellent acquisition and we've learnt to take the manager's word.

The 19-year-old has scored 25 goals for the U23s this season and was rewarded with his first-team debut in the FA Cup tie at Plymouth Argyle back in January.