Date: 11th July 2019 at 7:45am
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Liverpool youngster Anderson Arroyo is among a number of young talents to be handed a chance to train with the first team under Jurgen Klopp, according to Sky Sports.

The broadcaster claim on their website that the promising 19-year-old full-back, who was born in Colombia but joined the Reds back in January 2018, has been preparing for the new season alongside the senior players at Anfield, manager Klopp running the rule over a number of future stars this week.

The report says that the likes of Curtis Jones and Ki-Jana Hoever have joined the South American prospect in first team training and that they are all names in contention for a promotion from the reserves in the near future.

Opinion

Liverpool fans might not know an awful lot about Arroyo and that is because he has not spent an awful lot of time on Merseyside during the 18 months he has been contracted to the club. He was immediately shipped off on loan to RCD Mallorca B after signing for Liverpool while he spent the entirety of last season with KAA Gent on another temporary spell. He did not make a single senior appearance for the Belgian side, highlighting that he is very much one for the future rather than the here and now. Even with a lack of full-backs at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, Alberto Moreno’s exit leaving the German with just one senior left-back in Andy Robertson, Arroyo is unlikely to see much, if any, game time for the Reds in the upcoming campaign. This spell in first team training will have given the manager an idea of just how far off he is from making the breakthrough though.