Brendan Rodgers has revealed Samed Yesil could come into contention for his Liverpool debut in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League clash with Young Boys as he looks to utilize his squad for the trip to Switzerland.
The Germany U19 striker caught the eye of his manager while on international duty recently, while he also turned in an impressive display in his first outing for the Reds’ U21s against Chelsea on Friday night.
“Yesil will certainly be fast-tracked,” said Rodgers. “He will be involved in the Europa League game.
“I watched him play against England U19s during the international break and he scored two terrific goals and set up another.”
Rodgers has had no qualms about pitching youngsters into action during his time in charge so far, with Raheem Sterling most notably notching six appearances so far this term.
The boss believes the impact the 17-year-old has had on the first team has given the club’s youngsters a boost in confidence as they look to make the grade.
“The biggest thing for young players now is that the introduction of Raheem has given even the seven- and eight-year-olds the one thing in life you want — hope,” Rodgers added.
“Every young Academy player, every parent or guardian has got hope that a young player will play at Liverpool.
“I saw it last week after moving a lot of the young players up to Melwood with it being international week. You could see it in their attitude. They had a spring in their step.
“They feel that they have got a chance and they will get that. There is nothing better than when you see a young kid come through. There will be that chance for Yesil and one or two other boys over this period of months now.”
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