Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo has revealed that he is working his socks out to convince Jurgen Klopp that he truly deserves a place in the Reds’ first team in the fast approaching 2016/17 season.
The 19-year-old served a glimpse of what he can offer when he scored the Reds’ only goal of the game last night as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Italian side Roma in St Louis.
Klopp has recently suggested that he may send Ojo out on loan this season but the youngster is hoping that his efforts in pre-season will enable him to stay at Anfield.
“I’ve just to keep my head down and keep working hard in training and see what happens,” Ojo told the club’s website after their defeat.
“The most important thing is the team and everyone got fitter and we are getting stronger and looking forward to the new season.
“It was disappointing to lose the game [tonight] but there are a lot of positives to take from the game and our time out here. We will assess the game and look forward to the next one.”
With the America tour over, Liverpool now return to England ahead of their final pre-season fixture against Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday.
The Anfield Landlords will be opening their campaign in the Premier League against Arsenal.