Klopp backs his kids

LIVERPOOL. — Jurgen Klopp praised his young Liverpool players after a 0-0 FA Cup fourth-round draw against West Ham that added to his club’s growing fixture list.

Klopp named inexperienced youngsters Cameron Brannagan, Brad Smith, Kevin Stewart and Joao Teixeira in his line-up as he made 10 changes to the side who overcame Stoke on penalties last Tuesday to reach the League Cup final.

The Liverpool manager was keen to rest key players ahead of tomorrow’s trip to English Premier League soccer leaders Leicester, as his side faced their ninth match of a busy January.

On Saturday, they were unable to find their way to victory, despite creating several good chances in the second half, with Teixiera and Christian Benteke both failing to beat goalkeeper Darren Randolph when well placed. — AFP.

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