Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has admitted he still has full faith in his development under manager Jurgen Klopp despite his lack of game time at Anfield.
The 21-year-old, who is considered one of England’s top young football prospects, is yet to play a single minute of first-team football for Liverpool this season.
The English youngster has seen other young players come through the ranks under Klopp which makes him calm and wait patiently.
The former Chelsea striker, who believes he is at the right club, has claimed that he admires the way Klopp brought Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold through.
“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” the youngster said of his manager.
“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.”
“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.”
“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me.”
“From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.”
“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.”
“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country.”
“Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.”
“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”
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Despite struggling for playing time this season at Anfield, the young striker has made 27 appearances in all competitions last season.
Solanke has staked his claim to his boss by netting twice in England U-21’s 2-1 over Italy on Thursday night.