Jurgen Klopp may have received all the confirmation he needed regarding Ben Doak’s talent ceiling after witnessing a stellar cameo from the 16-year-old attacker.
The former Celtic prospect not only recorded the most dribbles attempted (4), but also had the second highest success rate (3 on 4) behind Derby’s Liam Thompson (1 on 1) alongside Melkamu Frauendorf of the Reds (2 in 4). 2), according to statistics collected by SofaScore.
The Merseysiders secured passage to the next round of the Carabao Cup after Caoimhin Kelleher’s penalty heroics.
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Given that we’re talking about this taking place over the course of a 16-minute cameo, it’s quite a remarkable feat from the teenage attacker.
Even placing it in the context of a cup clash against League One side Derby, we have to give credit where credit is due.
Hopefully, it will give Klopp and his fellow coaches even more confidence in Doak’s abilities and his readiness to challenge for more minutes with the senior team in the next round of the competition.
You will certainly find few in the way of Liverpool fans who are unwilling to give it a try!
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