Lots of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Ki-Jana Hoever after his excellent performance against Lyon.
The Reds welcomed Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino back to the side after their international commitments this summer, with their return prompting an improved performance from the 3-0 defeat to Napoli as Jurgen Klopp’s side won the game 3-1.
Another player to impress on the day was 17-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever, who was appearing at right-back just hours after signing a new long-term contract with the Champions League winners.
The teenager – who was signed from Ajax last season – made his first-team debut at the age of just 16 against Wolves in the FA Cup, becoming the Merseysiders’ youngest ever appearance maker in the competition and the third youngest debutante in the club’s history.
The 5 foot 11 youngster looked confident against the Ligue 1 side, showing great enthusiasm to get up and down the flank – it was his whipped cross that led to Liverpool’s second goal, which was inadvertently finished off by Lyon centre-back Joachim Andersen.
Let’s see what the Reds supporters on Twitter were saying about the Dutchman after his performance…
KJH is a cheat code.
Need to use him tons this season
What a player?
— Owen???? (@LFCOwen96) August 1, 2019
Personally not too fond of Adam Lallana but very good performance today and what about Ki-Jana Hoever. Wow. What a player. #LFC
— TheRealLFC (@TheRealLFC2) July 31, 2019
Ki-Jana Hoever is ready for he first team based on what I’ve seen in pre season. #LFC
— Anfieldman (@Anfieldman2) July 31, 2019
Ki-Jana Hoever oozes class.. #LFC
— 2Dope2ffYaLead (@cameronaab1) July 31, 2019
Ki-Jana Hoever is so good even tho he is only 17, he deserves to get a few more games this season for the first team.
— Truelsen (@Truelsen_2k) July 31, 2019
I know this is just a pre-season game but Ki-Jana Hoever is killing it at right-back. He is probably the reason why Klopp hasn’t signed a backup to Trent. #LFC
— Allwyn D’souza (@Zonal_Marker) July 31, 2019
No more Milner or Gomez at right back ever again. Hoever is ready now and should be 1st choice back up to Trent. Hoever is quality going forward and quality defensively with pace to burn. Keeps balance of team. Kid has world class potential ?#LFC #LFCFamily #liverpoolfc https://t.co/rwcIsag1g4
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️Naby_Keita LFC⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LFC_Wahome) August 1, 2019
Ki-Jana got the Van Dijk arrogance that he looks uninterested cos he knows nobody can do anything to him. I don’t normally get excited over young players but this guys something else
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) July 31, 2019