Jurgen Klopp delivers raving review on Euro wonderkid
By Danny Wright
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has issued a raving review of Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg.
The 49-year-old told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet that the Euro wonderkid has an exciting future ahead of him.
Dolberg is one of the latest youngsters to break into the Ajax first team and to be touted as one of the next big things on the continent.
The Danish striker has found the net on 13 occasions with the Dutch club this season and he is the fifth in the Eredivise top goalscorer charts with 10 league goals.
The 19-year-old made his senior Denmark debut in November when he came off the bench in the closing stages of a 4-0 win over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier.
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Klopp believes that Dolberg is a great talent and his skill is hard to ignore.
“Who doesn’t know Dolberg? You can’t play at Ajax without being noticed,” Klopp said to Ekstra Bladet.
“He has a great future ahead. He is a fantastic player.”
Ajax signed the striker when he was just 17-years-old from Danish club Silkeborg IF.
He is not the only young Danish player to move from Scandinavia to the Amsterdam club as Viktor Fischer and Christian Eriksen have also rose to prominence after moving the the Netherland’s most successful club in recent years.
John Steen Olsen, a 72-year-old scout at Ajax, spotted Dolberg and can boast to have spotted such Scandinavian talent as the aforementioned Fischer and Eriksen as well as global superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Liverpool have a history of having Danish players at the club.
Jan Molby, Daniel Agger and Christian Poulsen, among others, have all been on the books at Anfield over the past few decades.
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