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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has frowned at suggestions raised by a journalist that he might play his academy players for the rest of the season.
Liverpool are champions of England, but they were surprisingly beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.
Klopp was asked if he’d now give playing opportunity to the likes of Harvey Elliott, Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, but he seemed annoyed by the question and asked if Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will be asked such a question.
“That’s the next thing. I don’t think these kind of questions will be asked to Frank Lampard or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,” the Liverpool manager replied.
“We are champions now so we should now bring the young boys [into the team]. Give them a chance, let’s have a look. We lose the game and everyone is going at us.
“We want to win football games and the best players need to be on the pitch. If they are part of this then they will be on the pitch. They are so close, they are really good. And they are our future, 100 per cent.
“But they will not play now because I want to see them in a Premier League or give Premier League games as Christmas presents.”