Could Sheyi Ojo be Liverpool’s next big thing? Will he develop into a quality player?
With Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo getting both assists in the England under-19’s victory against France, the promising ‘hype’ around this young winger only intensifies.
I know I know, writing an article about Sheyi Ojo being the ‘next big thing’ only feed the same hype that kills so many high-potential players, but Ojo appears to already be well on his way to showing why he can be something more.
After breaking into the Liverpool first team last season (being selected ahead of other promising talent Jordon Ibe) Ojo seems to have earned a place high in Jurgen Klopp’s esteem. When deployed out wide, Ojo rose to face every challenge thrown his way.
No matter how big the occasion or how great the test, Ojo very much looked the part when playing alongside our other starters. He linked up well with the likes of Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge, showing exceptional dribbling skills and a ferocious desire to take on his man.
Ojo showed that he can score, create or at least contribute to the team in terms of performance, and now with his impressive performance for the national team he only looks to be getting better.
Could he grow to be Jurgen Klopp’s next big project? Perhaps. He certainly has the pace, dribbling and desire needed to become an even deadlier weapon on the wing. What excites me most about Ojo is how much people praised him and liked his performances last season, so you can only imagine how well he can perform given the time to improve and grow.
It’s highly likely he’ll be used as a squad player next season, allowing Jurgen Klopp to inject width in his side if he chooses too. Hopefully he doesn’t gain a negative attitude, like someone who’s heading off to Bournemouth…
Written by Diab Ismail (@LFC_Diab)