By Harvey Byrne
Ovie Ejaria was Liverpool’s only change in the 18-man match day squad to face Stoke on Tuesday – and Reds fans on Twitter are excited.
The 19-year-old was brought on to the bench with Trent Alexander-Arnold dropping out in the only switch from the previous 1-0 victory over rivals Everton.
Ejaria broke into the team in September, making his debut as a 77 minute substitute in the 3-0 EFL Cup victory over Derby.
He has since played in four other matches and manager Jurgen Klopp clearly has some faith that the young prospect can emerge into a future star.
It would appear that Liverpool fans share the same belief on social media and many are keen to see Ejaria get some time out on the pitch.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Ejaria and Woodburn on sub..🤘🤘
— R. Ghim. (@Thekopite_raj) December 27, 2016
— James Hillyard (@gasometre) December 27, 2016
Great to see woodburn Make the bench … Not forgetting Ejaria #LFCSTK
— Abdisalam Osman (@AOSwrites) December 27, 2016
Our bench looks stronger now but we still need another winger you know. Ejaria, Woodburn etc too young man
— 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@F1ashPoint) December 27, 2016
Ejaria made the move to Liverpool in 2014 after leaving fellow Premier League giants Arsenal.
The London-born midfielder is eligible to play for both England and Nigeria at international level, but he has so far elected to play for his country of birth with two caps and one goal for the Three Lions’ Under-20’s side.
Reds fans will now be hoping that another future star has emerged from their famous youth ranks.
In other Liverpool news, Reds fans reacted on Twitter to Sturridge’s name on the Reds bench.