England U20 World Cup star Dominic Solanke has earned praise from Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp for his performance against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday after coming off the bench.
Liverpool could have snatched all three points but the former Chelsea wonderkid hit the bar from close range in the 85th minute.
”It’s exciting, absolutely exciting. I’m really happy to have him around. He’s a wonderful kid, that’s how it is,” Klopp told reporters.
“He takes the minutes – each minute – as an opportunity. That’s the benefit of [his] age.
“When you are this age and you didn’t play so often in the Premier League then it’s a Premier League game in the stats, whether it’s one minute, two minutes, it’s five, it’s 20. He doesn’t care too much about this.
“You can see this, he’s full of joy and quality, it was nice to see.”
This season, Solanke has recorded three appearances off the bench for the Reds, whereas he did not play a single game for Chelsea in the Premier League before he departed the club in the summer.