Liverpool star left ‘heartbroken’ because of Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sparta Prague clash | Football | Sport

Liverpool teen star Lewis Koumas says he will be ‘heartbroken’ when Jurgen Klopp leaves the Reds due to the impact the German has had on the club’s young players. Koumas has been one of the academy graduates given a chance to shine at Anfield by Klopp over the past couple of months.

The 18-year-old, a self confessed fan of the club, remained on the substitutes’ bench while Liverpool’s youngsters defeated Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on February 25. He then scored on his senior debut in the Reds’ 3-0 FA Cup victory over Southampton four days later.

Klopp could give Liverpool’s young players another run-out when he picks a team to face Sparta Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Liverpool have a 5-1 advantage thanks to a first-leg thrashing of the Czech side, and Klopp will be keen to rest some of his players.

Liverpool shared a video of their young players discussing their aspirations for the remainder of the season. Koumas, the son of former Premier League midfielder Jason, has urged his colleagues to win more trophies to honour Klopp’s legacy.

“I just hope we do it all for the boss really. It’s going to be heartbreaking when he goes,” the midfielder admitted. “I hope we can get a few more trophies for him. He’s unbelievable. One of the best managers in the world and it’s great to learn from him and show what I can do.”

Jarell Quansah has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Anfield. The 21-year-old has appeared in 23 matches across all competitions and was excellent in Liverpool’s draw with Manchester City on Sunday.

Quansah could feature against Prague and added: “It sounds surreal that we’re involved but at the end of the day we’ve shown we’re good enough and that we can help the team hopefully win the league.”

Meanwhile, Bobby Clark is also keen to win more trophies before Klopp walks away after nearly eight years in charge.

The 19-year-old said: “We all want to win everything, especially for us but obviously for the gaffer because it’s his last season and everything. Being around this team, and what we can go for, we’ve won the Carabao Cup and there’s so much more to come hopefully.”

An injury crisis has forced Klopp to use the depths of his squad in recent months. It is unclear if the Liverpool manager will risk Mohamed Salah against Sparta, with the Egyptian returning from a hamstring injury against City at the weekend.

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