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For the second week in a row, Klopp is looking to the U-21s for solutions

By Charles Cornwall

For the second week in a row, Klopp is looking to the U-21s for solutions

Coach Barry Lewtas told his players they have to give their best, with eyes constantly on them.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp attended Liverpool Under-21s training for the second week in a row, perhaps in search of solutions to their first-team injury problems, where Barry Lewtas urged his players to give their best in every game they play, with his eyes constantly on them.

The young Reds will take on Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League 2 on Friday night, after winning the division last Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers, a win which was achieved in front of Jürgen Klopp, Pepijn Lijnders, Vitor Matos and John Achterberg. Friday's match will take place at the Lamex Stadium, home of Stevenage FC.

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"It was a deserved win. You always want to get going and get that first win. In our first game, Manchester City were ruthless. We had good control of the game at Brighton and in the end a point when we got the equaliser in the last few minutes was positive. And I felt [it was] a deserved win against Blackburn," Lewtas said of the youngsters.

Klopp's words

"I think we had a lot of nice moments. Coming into this game, we hadn't had that ruthless edge and we'd been outplayed in both areas, and we wanted to correct that against Blackburn. We conceded a few chances to them, if I'm fair, but they're a good team," he said of his charges.

Ahead of Friday's clash against Tottenham, Lewstas also related that it will be far from easy because every game they have is a different challenge to the last. The games against Tottenham since I've been in this job have been crazy, in the sense that they've turned us over, we've turned them over and we've also had some very close games," he said.

"We know, and we told the boys at the start of the season, that we have to give our best in every game. I think if you drop below your level in this division, teams will punish you and win," commented the U-21 coach who was very encouraged to have Klopp during training. 

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