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      Robby The Z
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #150: Jul 19, 2016 08:05:18 pm
      So everyone, what does Ojo have that Ibe and Sterling did not?

      For the limited game time I have seen Ojo, he seems to be a step ahead of Ibe with his decision making and delivery. Ibe looked like he was out of ideas when there was a player in front of him and whether he should cross / shoot / cut inside. Ojo although younger seems to have a much better footballing brain.

      Sterling is a different matter, looked like he had bags of potential here and now seems to be similar to Ibe when on the ball at Man City.

      Ojo better with the ball at his feet.
      He's not quite as explosive as Raheem or Jordan, but he's a good enough athlete.
      He also has a better attitude than both, from the looks of it. More of a happy warrior.
      Ojo still looks to have a bit of baby fat on him, so he may still develop athletically and as a physical presence.
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      Reply #151: Jul 19, 2016 08:51:09 pm
      Ojo better with the ball at his feet.
      He's not quite as explosive as Raheem or Jordan, but he's a good enough athlete.
      He also has a better attitude than both, from the looks of it. More of a happy warrior.
      Ojo still looks to have a bit of baby fat on him, so he may still develop athletically and as a physical presence.


      Not sure you've seen enough of him Rob, when he turns on the afterburners he's fast as from a standing start.

      The rest I agree with though.
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      Reply #152: Jul 20, 2016 12:42:10 pm
      Not sure you've seen enough of him Rob, when he turns on the afterburners he's fast as from a standing start.

      The rest I agree with though.

      I've seen all of his first team minutes. Maybe I should go back and watch a couple of late-season games. I certainly recall him being fast, just think Raheem's first step was/is exceptional even among elites.

      Looking forward to seeing Ojo continue to progress this season.
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      Reply #153: Jul 20, 2016 12:52:45 pm
      I've seen all of his first team minutes. Maybe I should go back and watch a couple of late-season games. I certainly recall him being fast, just think Raheem's first step was/is exceptional even among elites.

      Looking forward to seeing Ojo continue to progress this season.


      He's not really shown his true pace yet with the 1sts mate, you need to watch him with the u21s.  As much as he's impressed in his cameo minutes he's very much played within himself so far.

      I think the nearest he showed was against Shaqiri??  He left him for dead and the look on his (Shaqiris) face was a picture, as he's no slouch. 

      The problem opposition players will have with him is he can and does go either way as he's comfortable on either foot, they'll try to drop off him to give themselves more time but then he'll either have a shot at goal or put in a peach of a pass.  Unlike most wingers, the fbs won't be able to push him onto his weak foot because he doesn't have one  ;D
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      Reply #154: Jul 22, 2016 10:32:10 am
      https://twitter.com/AcademyLFC/status/756095901492535296

      Just come across this video, check out how filthy that cross is from Ojo :D
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      Reply #155: Aug 17, 2016 09:47:38 am
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      Reply #156: Aug 17, 2016 10:44:08 am
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      Reply #157: Sep 19, 2016 10:06:39 pm
      Yay!  Scan results show all's good, back in training this week  ;D
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      Reply #158: Sep 19, 2016 10:07:22 pm
      Yay!  Scan results show all's good, back in training this week  ;D

      Fantastic, really like this lad.
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      Reply #159: Sep 19, 2016 10:09:09 pm

      Yep he's a good un mate  ;D
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      Reply #160: Nov 15, 2016 10:59:40 pm
      Fantastic news.  Shame about the setback after he should have started training again in September, so finger crossed he'll be fine this time.  We could need this kid over the coming months.


      14th November 2016
      Sheyi Ojo hands Liverpool boss Klopp an injury boost

      Another Liverpool youngster looks set to hand the Reds an injury boost, with Sheyi Ojo returning to training.

      The 19-year-old winger enjoyed a breakout campaign under Jürgen Klopp last season, making 11 appearances after returning on loan from Wolves in January.

      But after promising outings at pre-season, Ojo suffered a back injury in the friendly defeat to Roma and has not been available for selection since.

      Ojo, who sustained a fracture in his back, was scheduled for a mid-September return but suffered a setback.

      He has now hinted he is ready to return to action however, posting a picture on Instagram with his boots on.

      His comeback comes a day after Joe Gomez returned to action for the first time in 13 months, playing 45 minutes in a 6-0 behind closed doors friendly against Accrington.

      A return to fitness would also be timely for Klopp, who is set to lose the squad’s only other recognised winger, Sadio Mane, to the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
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      Reply #161: Nov 15, 2016 11:02:17 pm
      Fantastic news.  Shame about the setback after he should have started training again in September, so finger crossed he'll be fine this time.  We could need this kid over the coming months.


      14th November 2016
      Sheyi Ojo hands Liverpool boss Klopp an injury boost

      Another Liverpool youngster looks set to hand the Reds an injury boost, with Sheyi Ojo returning to training.

      The 19-year-old winger enjoyed a breakout campaign under Jürgen Klopp last season, making 11 appearances after returning on loan from Wolves in January.

      But after promising outings at pre-season, Ojo suffered a back injury in the friendly defeat to Roma and has not been available for selection since.

      Ojo, who sustained a fracture in his back, was scheduled for a mid-September return but suffered a setback.

      He has now hinted he is ready to return to action however, posting a picture on Instagram with his boots on.

      His comeback comes a day after Joe Gomez returned to action for the first time in 13 months, playing 45 minutes in a 6-0 behind closed doors friendly against Accrington.

      A return to fitness would also be timely for Klopp, who is set to lose the squad’s only other recognised winger, Sadio Mane, to the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

      Great news indeed!

      Looking forward to both these lads progressing well now and hopefully that's the end of their injury misery. As you say, both could be vital by the end of the campaign.
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      Reply #162: Nov 15, 2016 11:15:42 pm
      Great news indeed!

      Looking forward to both these lads progressing well now and hopefully that's the end of their injury misery. As you say, both could be vital by the end of the campaign.

      I don't think we have a player in the squad who can't play a vital role now mate.  Gone are the days of being worried about the quality of the replacements. 

      Yeah I know some aren't perfect and of course some players, if out for a long time, would be missed more than others but our options are all pretty solid for a game or two. 

      Makes me laugh everytime I read that we have no squad depth, albeit from opposition fans.
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      Reply #163: Nov 16, 2016 07:31:40 pm
      I don't think we have a player in the squad who can't play a vital role now mate.  Gone are the days of being worried about the quality of the replacements. 

      Yeah I know some aren't perfect and of course some players, if out for a long time, would be missed more than others but our options are all pretty solid for a game or two. 

      Makes me laugh everytime I read that we have no squad depth, albeit from opposition fans.

      Do they really say that? Depth is actually one of our strongest suits.

      If he can get back to the form he had in preseason or at the end of last season, I like Ojo as the replacement for Mane in a 4-3-3 while Mane is in Africa. Hopefully he can be managed back to top form in that time period. We have three matches where Klopp will probably set out a 2nd 11 (like he did vs. Spurs in the League Cup) because of their proximity to other matches: League Cup vs. Leeds, midweek match with Middlesborough and Jan. 2 match vs. Sunderland just 46 hours after playing Man City. Hopefully Ojo can be a part of those.
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      Reply #164: Nov 16, 2016 07:44:10 pm
      Do they really say that? Depth is actually one of our strongest suits.

      If he can get back to the form he had in preseason or at the end of last season, I like Ojo as the replacement for Mane in a 4-3-3 while Mane is in Africa. Hopefully he can be managed back to top form in that time period. We have three matches where Klopp will probably set out a 2nd 11 (like he did vs. Spurs in the League Cup) because of their proximity to other matches: League Cup vs. Leeds, midweek match with Middlesborough and Jan. 2 match vs. Sunderland just 46 hours after playing Man City. Hopefully Ojo can be a part of those.


      They do really say that, seen it myself on numerous occasions. I just sit there and laugh ;D. Fixture congestion is going to be real around Christmas time as it is every year, players like Ojo are going to be a god send while teams like United are using Lingard :D.
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      Reply #165: Nov 16, 2016 08:08:46 pm
      Do they really say that? Depth is actually one of our strongest suits.

      If he can get back to the form he had in preseason or at the end of last season, I like Ojo as the replacement for Mane in a 4-3-3 while Mane is in Africa. Hopefully he can be managed back to top form in that time period. We have three matches where Klopp will probably set out a 2nd 11 (like he did vs. Spurs in the League Cup) because of their proximity to other matches: League Cup vs. Leeds, midweek match with Middlesborough and Jan. 2 match vs. Sunderland just 46 hours after playing Man City. Hopefully Ojo can be a part of those.


      Yeah Rob they do.

      We're going to suffer loads of injuries and burn out during the Xmas period due to how we play (we do run more than any other team) then seriously miss Mane when he's away in Africa because our options are rubbish.

      Sturridge is never fit (only one slight niggle since February) and Origi must be crap 'cos he never features now and he's too inconsistant.

      As for Ojo, I don't think he'll necessarily start or come in as a direct relacement for Mane as I believe Jürgen will tweak things using the senior players but he's a fantastic option off the bench late in games.
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      Reply #166: Nov 17, 2016 03:16:58 pm
      Yeah Rob they do.

      We're going to suffer loads of injuries and burn out during the Xmas period due to how we play (we do run more than any other team) then seriously miss Mane when he's away in Africa because our options are rubbish.

      Sturridge is never fit (only one slight niggle since February) and Origi must be crap 'cos he never features now and he's too inconsistant.

      As for Ojo, I don't think he'll necessarily start or come in as a direct relacement for Mane as I believe Jürgen will tweak things using the senior players but he's a fantastic option off the bench late in games.

      I just go back to how he made 11 changes for the Spurs League Cup match, and we won. I know it wasn't Spurs strongest side either, but it still shows an abundance of quality in our squad, that I didn't think we had back in July, to be honest. It also shows he will use very young players if he thinks they are good enough and I think Ojo showed last spring and in preseason that he is. Now he just needs to regain match fitness.

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      Reply #167: Dec 03, 2016 12:49:03 pm
      Fantastic news, we're going to need him next month.

      Ojo cleared for Liverpool action again after overcoming injury.

      Young winger will be starting soon for U23 team.

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      11:56, 2 DEC 2016

      Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo has been given the green light to make his return to competitive action.

      The 19-year-old has been sidelined since he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back in pre-season.

      Ojo finally returned to training at Melwood last month but boss Jürgen Klopp has decided that he would benefit from spending time with the U23s squad at Kirkby in order to build up his match fitness.

      He could feature for Michael Beale’s side away to Leicester City in the Premier League International Cup on Saturday (1pm kick-off).

      “Ojo is a very young boy and he needs a lot of training,” Klopp said.  “He’s not injured any more but he needs training, training, training and as much game time as possible.  “We thought it made absolute sense that for the next few weeks he’s with the second team for the training and for the games.  Anything we could do would be too early for him.  “He needs to get a rhythm and come back in shape.  He’s not match fit so he needs to collect minutes with the U23s.”

      Ojo, who joined the Reds’ Academy from MK Dons in 2011, will be gunning to get his Liverpool career back on track after a breakthrough campaign in 2015/16.

      Recalled from a loan spell at Wolves by Klopp last January, the pacey wideman enhanced his reputation as he made 11 first-team appearances for the Reds.
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #168: Dec 03, 2016 06:49:52 pm
      Played 65 minutes for the u23s today.  Great to see him back.
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      Reply #169: Dec 08, 2016 09:53:07 pm
      Great to hear as I believe he is our biggest talent out of the youngsters and hopefully we start to see some cameo's soon.

      https://twitter.com/anfieldhq/status/806973129671266305
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      Re: Sheyi Ojo Player Thread
      Reply #170: Dec 09, 2016 02:44:20 pm
      http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ojo-hopes-liverpool-chance-can-12294027

      I liked this interview, where the quotes Debs mentioned are from, I believe.

      He is a bright young man and fairly articulate. I've heard some young footballers interviewed who seem unable to speak their way out of the proverbial paper bag. Not Ojo - his grammar and syntax ratings on Football Manager would be in the high teens.  :)

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      Reply #171: Jan 08, 2017 03:42:33 pm
      Wake up call for me today watching Ojo, though he was awful. How many terrible crosses did he put in. Would need to buck up a lot or will be going the way of Ibe.
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      Reply #172: Jan 08, 2017 03:57:02 pm
      Wake up call for me today watching Ojo, though he was awful. How many terrible crosses did he put in. Would need to buck up a lot or will be going the way of Ibe.

      Come on mate.  He's barely played since the summer due to fracturing his spine, think that's only his 2nd 90mins he's managed.
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      Reply #173: Jan 08, 2017 05:16:19 pm
      Wake up call for me today watching Ojo, though he was awful. How many terrible crosses did he put in. Would need to buck up a lot or will be going the way of Ibe.

      His first start in over a year for the first team and that's what you noticed? He is clearly still rusty.

      Re crosses I cant remember him trying to put in many crosses. You confused with TAA and Moreno.

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      Reply #174: Jan 08, 2017 07:41:56 pm
      I thought he was poor today too. Against that level of opposition he ought to have been terrifying them, the header was abysmal as well.
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      Reply #175: Jan 08, 2017 07:47:38 pm
      His first start in over a year for the first team and that's what you noticed? He is clearly still rusty.

      Re crosses I cant remember him trying to put in many crosses. You confused with TAA and Moreno.



      That is a fair point, that he'd been out a while, but so had Gomez who  looked far more assured but then again he had sod all to do all game.
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      Reply #176: Jan 09, 2017 12:47:54 am
      Wake up call for me today watching Ojo, though he was awful. How many terrible crosses did he put in. Would need to buck up a lot or will be going the way of Ibe.

      Yeah, I thought he was poor, but he wasn't the only one.

      Some of those youngsters flattered to deceive.
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      Reply #177: Jan 09, 2017 12:56:04 am
      I thought he was poor today too. Against that level of opposition he ought to have been terrifying them, the header was abysmal as well.

      Had a touch of the Jovanovic's about it.  ;D

      http://youtu.be/moUGC5e_8Zk
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      Reply #178: Jan 09, 2017 01:37:12 am
      Great support for a lad that's not played in forever, keep it up guys :roll:
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      Reply #179: Jan 18, 2017 09:34:09 pm
      Most effective player since he came on

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