Liverpool call in Samed Yesil

Brendan RodgersLiverpool have added teenage striker Samed Yesil to their European squad as extra cover in attack.

The Reds let Andy Carroll go on loan to West Ham in the summer and failed to bring in another forward as cover.

The young German attacker did join the Merseyside club as a youth player, signing from Bayer Leverkusen in a £1million, and the 17-year-old may well get a chance to shine for Brendan Rodgers’ men in the Europa League.

With only Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini to call upon to lead the line, Rodgers has confessed that the youngster may get a chance to play in Europe.

“He will certainly be fast-tracked,” The Daily Mail publish the Northern Irish manager as saying.

“I watched him play (for Germany) against England Under-19s (two weeks ago). He scored two terrific goals and set up another (as Germany won 3-1). He will be involved in the Europa League game.

“The biggest thing for young players now is that the introduction of Raheem has given them hope.  All I have done is given him a chance.

“There will be that chance for Yesil and one or two other boys over this period of months now,” he concluded.

Liverpool open their European campaign against Swiss side Young Boys on Thursday.

By Gareth McKnight