As reported by The Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp is determined to hold on to Sheyi Ojo this January and is set to rebuff a loan offer from Newcastle in this transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp boasts a large, talented squad of which many are youngsters, but he’s determined to hold on to his brightest starlets in the second half of the season.
The Echo says that Rafa Benitez had shown interest in taking young winger Sheyi Ojo to St James’ Park but has had the advance denied by Klopp.
Ojo has made just one appearance this season, starting Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at home to Plymouth Argyle.
Liverpool have sent Ojo out on loan twice in previous seasons, once to Wigan and another time to Wolves. Why keep him this season?
The young attacker is now 19 and ready to make the next step in his career at Anfield. Klopp obviously rates him highly if he’s so adamant of retaining his services in the face of offers.
The Reds have a busy schedule coming up with action on three fronts to follow in the League Cup, FA Cup and Premier League.
Keeping suitable, fresh talent around is going to be key to their chances of picking up significant silverware in the second half of the season.
Ojo has the potential to make an impact from the bench too, which could be vital towards the end of the season when any edge is welcomed in tense encounters that define the final position of clubs in the league table.