Sheyi Ojo will work with Liverpool's U23s squad for the coming weeks as he builds up the necessary level of fitness and sharpness, Jürgen Klopp has revealed.

The 19-year-old winger has not featured for the Reds since sustaining a back injury after the pre-season tour of America, where he impressed.

Ojo recently returned to training with the senior team but now needs a spell with Michael Beale’s Academy group to ensure he is ready to step up again if required.

Klopp said: “Ojo is a very young boy and now needs a lot of training.

“He is not injured anymore, but he needs training, training, training and match time as much as possible.

“So we thought it makes absolute sense that he is now with the second team for the next few weeks, in training and in their games – because everything that we could do would be too early.

“He can now get kind of a rhythm, coming back in shape. Then we will see how it is. In this moment, he’s not injured, but of course not match fit, so now collecting minutes with our U23s.”

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