By Alex Taylor
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool will develop a new generation of young stars by building a new state-of-the-art academy.
Klopp hinted at the club’s ambitious plans on the day he was rewarded with a stunning six-year contract just nine months after joining the Merseyside giants.
The Liverpool academy has become famed for producing some of the best players in the game including; Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, Jamie Carragher and Raheem Sterling.
Klopp, 49, discussed plans about a new youth set-up as he gave some insight into his masterplan for Liverpool to dominate domestic and European football.
“We need to develop the club, we need to develop a lot of things, we have already built a new stand and we’ve thought about building a new academy,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
The club has already made improvements to the infrastructure at Anfield after increasing the size of the Main Stand, taking the capacity to 54,000 as Liverpool look to move forward under Klopp.
Liverpool’s senior academy side, the Under 21’s, finished 7th in the Academy League North this season under manager Michael Beale and Klopp will be hoping new developments can help push his youngsters further up the table in years to come.
In other Liverpool news, Reds striker Danny Ings has scored his first goal for the Reds since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in October – and fans of the Merseyside club have expressed their joy for the England striker.