Klopp admits its ‘difficult’ for England U21 star Solanke at Liverpool

The Liverpool manager explained the challenges facing Dominic Solanke at Anfield.

Former Chelsea youngster Solanke only made five Premier League starts last season and hasn’t even been on the pitch in this campaign.

Solanke is still only 21, but will have to start weighing up his options with the January transfer window approaching if he doesn’t get any game time.

“We will see [about his future],’’ Jurgen Klopp told his Friday press conference.

Embed from Getty Images

“Nobody should worry about the future of English football. This could be the world’s best under-21 team ever when you think about who could play for the first-team, like Trent [Alexander-Arnold], [Ben] Chilwell, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek and [Marcus] Rashford.”

Klopp acknowledged the tough position that Solanke now finds himself in, with players like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge all above him in the pecking order for places in Liverpool‘s forward line.

“It’s a bit difficult [Solanke’s] situation here, but if Dom continues like he did so far then he will be fine.

“But there’s nothing to say about short or long-term things. He is our player. If I have to decide it will stay like that. I can imagine we will talk about this with the players first, I can imagine they don’t want to watch boring press conferences [to know what’s going to happen].”


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments