Jurgen Klopp calls up Liverpool wonderkid to first-team training before Tottenham clash

Liverpool take on Tottenham this weekend
Liverpool take on Tottenham this weekend -Credit:(Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

As the anticipation for Arne Slot's confirmation as the new head coach continues, Jurgen Klopp is determined to conclude his reign on a high note in the coming weeks, with Tottenham travelling to Liverpool this weekend.

The German manager has only three more matches before he says his goodbyes to Anfield, starting with this Sunday's clash against Spurs. With Liverpool now virtually out of the Premier League title race, the Reds are looking to restore some dignity after recent lacklustre performances.

This week, cameras returned to the AXA Training Centre to capture the players' preparations ahead of Sunday's match. Much attention was centred on Mohamed Salah and his response following his fiery altercation with Klopp at West Ham last weekend.

The 31-year-old Egyptian appeared upbeat as he geared up for Spurs' visit, undoubtedly aiming to reclaim his spot in the starting eleven. However, Salah wasn't the only one who stood out during training.

An unfamiliar face was also spotted among the trainees. Among the academy stars summoned by Klopp was young defender Amara Nallo, reports

The 17-year-old has been part of Liverpool since his transfer from West Ham last summer. Since his move to Merseyside, Nallo has featured in 21 games for the Reds at youth level, including 16 for the Under-21s.

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The young prospect has twice been on the cusp of his first-team breakthrough, having been named as a substitute against Manchester City in the Premier League and Southampton in the FA Cup. While he's still waiting to make his senior debut, the closing stages of this campaign might just offer him that chance.

Labelled by the club's official site as a "strong left-sided defender who is comfortable bringing the ball out from the back," Nallo is looking to be the next academy product to earn a spot in Klopp's squad. Former West Ham U16 coach Carlton Cole, who witnessed Nallo's talents before his switch to Liverpool, has already given the Anfield side a glimpse of what they can expect.

"I would describe Amara as a Rolls-Royce of a center-back," said Cole speaking to West Ham's website in May last year. "He has a great left foot and is elegant when he moves with the ball.

"He can play the ball with both feet and has been working on his heading as well. He's a player who has a high ceiling."

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