Liverpool teen Leighton Clarkson has lifted the lid on how there is no such thing as a finish to Mohamed Salah’s sporting skills.
The Reds are at the moment in France getting ready for the brand new marketing campaign having spent the final couple of weeks in Austria.
Clarkson was named in Jurgen Klopp’s original 34-man squad for the beginning of pre-season coaching in Saalfelden final month.
And talking simply final week, Reds assistant boss Pep Lijnders revealed that the teen had emerged as probably the greatest desk tennis gamers within the squad.
But now responding to these claims, Clarkson believes Salah is the person to beat and is in a league of his personal in terms of enjoying the game.
“I believed I used to be good and got here right here pondering, ‘Yeah, I can beat anybody.’” the 19-year-old informed Liverpoolfc.com. “But Mo is a distinct stage, he is in a league of his personal.
“I’ve seen Virg and Joe play, who look good however I’ve not performed them but. Trent and Curtis are the opposite ones I’d put in there, together with me. So I’d say us six are most likely the perfect. I’d say I’m round fourth.
“Last night time I performed Trent and it was fairly aggressive, to be truthful. He went and performed Mo after it and received beat and there was a bat that was smashed, so you’ll be able to perceive how aggressive it should be.”
The Reds continued their pre-season campaign with a 4-3 defeat to Hertha BSC in Austria on Thursday, a recreation by which Clarkson got here on for the ultimate half-hour.
Klopp’s facet return to motion towards Bologna later this week earlier than returning to the UK for 2 dwelling video games towards Athletic Club and CA Osasuna.
And reflecting on the expertise of getting been concerned with the Reds’ first staff squad this summer season, Clarkson has spoken of the unbelievable expertise he has had each on and off the pitch.
He stated: “I really feel each single day since I began up right here that I’ve improved each day. That comes from the supervisor, that comes from the gamers. Playing with higher gamers will get you higher as a participant. I really feel like I’m enhancing each day.
“The professionalism [the players show], they’re the gamers they’re for a purpose. Everything off the pitch – akin to weight-reduction plan and the way they put together themselves earlier than matches and coaching periods – is unbelievable to see.
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“I’ve been with the primary staff for fairly some time however attending to know the gamers each single day, it is one thing that does not come round too typically. Obviously you pursue it and it’s simply good getting recommendation.”
Before the 19-year continued on final season: “I believed final season was most likely a season that I wanted.
“I used to be coaching up right here, getting all the boldness from the supervisor after which I used to be enjoying U23s video games – I believed I did rather well in these video games.
“When I received the chance to play within the Champions League, it was only one I attempted to take and hopefully I did that.”
He then concluded on his targets for the forthcoming marketing campaign, saying: “I’d simply say attempt to get as match as doable for the season – I really feel that is all you are able to do.
“Obviously impress the boss and hopefully I might be in and round it.”
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