Liverpool have announced their squad for the Champions League group stages and the omission of Ki-Jana Hoever has puzzled some of the club’s fans.
Young players Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg have been included in ‘List A’, which consists of 22 players who have not come through the club’s academy, whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold and Rhian Brewster are among the players in ‘List B’ – made up of homegrown players.
As a result, there is no space for the young defender, but several supporters of the Merseyside outfit believe Jurgen Klopp has made a mistake.
Hoever made his professional debut at the age of 16 in an FA Cup clash against Wolves, a game in which he gained a lot of plaudits. He is highly-rated by the staff at Liverpool and therefore fans believe it is a shame he has been overlooked in favour of newcomer van den Berg.
The Dutchman’s exclusion from the squad could mean that his young compatriot has overtaken him in the pecking order, and having seen Hoever feature for the first-team some fans are questioning why he has not been picked.
Here are the reactions from some confused Liverpool fans on Twitter.
Where is Hoever?????
— Salma (@sxlmss) September 4, 2019
— Aaron (@OxladeRoIe) September 4, 2019
— – (@ftbIdjohns) September 4, 2019
Where is Ki-Jana Hoever?
— Jelle Dhollander (@JelleDhollander) September 4, 2019
— albin the albino (@50ShadesOfHendo) September 4, 2019
Where’s Hoever? Is that an admin error or is there another reason?
— John Austin (@JohnAus46937187) September 4, 2019
Why is Hoever left out ?
— Justin Cole (@JustinCole46103) September 4, 2019
Mad that Hoever isn't included
— Mark Booth (@m_boovie83) September 4, 2019
Disappointed Hoever didn’t get a chance he actually looked decent pre season. https://t.co/MgEHDxO6tR
— WeKloppThis🙌🏽 (@Anfield96YNWA) September 4, 2019