Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp calls youngster Jarell Quansah as “Virgil 2.0” as he is in exceptional form in this campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp refered Quansah as “Virgil 2.0, reloaded”. After making his senior team debut against Newcastle United earlier this season, he has made nine senior team appearances till date.
The 20-year-old has risen through Reds Academy ranks over the past 15 years. After impressing everyone, Quansah made his debut this term. The youngster has already shown signs of maturity in this age.
Quansah impressed during his loan spell at Bristol Rovers last season and he also won the Under-19 European Championship with England. He is currently with Three Lions Under-21 team.
Klopp is very impressed with Quansah so far as the German rates youngster highly. The manager was referred the 20-year-old as the next Virgil van Dijk.
Klopp have an “exceptional” talent in Jarell Quansah
Klopp admitted earlier this month, he would’ve been suprised by Quansah’s quality, if you asked the German about the player in pre-season. During pre-match press-conference, he said :-
“If you would have asked me pre-season (if) he would be that good I would have been surprised.
“But since then I saw him every day and I am not surprised any more.
“It’s great to have a boy from our own academy with that potential and quality. We will see where he ends up but it is extremely promising.
“There was talk about him going on loan and we said ‘no’, that was obviously a very good decision.”
It’s a great compliment for a young defender like Quansah as his manager compared him with one of the best in the business. However, he needs to work hard to reach the same level as Van Dijk in future.
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