Liverpool receives another injury boost as the forward was seen back on the training field
The upcoming week will be significant because of Liverpool’s Champions League matchup with Real Madrid. While this Saturday the Reds will lock horns with Newcastle. Thus, in the process, Ben Doak has made progress in rejoining Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
Ben Doak’s efforts to be selected by Liverpool have gotten a boost as he resumed first-team practice. The brilliant young player missed the Reds’ pre-game warmups at the beginning of the month, raising concerns that he had been added to Anfield’s growing injury list.
His involvement unexpectedly came to an end following a stint in the matchday squad and three straight games for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
A positive message from Ben Doak
After an amazing period with the squad during which he offered a fresh feeling of flair and appealing wide play when he was introduced, concerns were raised over his disappearance when he was gone for three weeks. He attracted attention with his cameo against Derby County in the Carabao Cup, and after his debut at Anfield, he came off the bench on five further occasions.
Then, he gave a depressing update by saying on his Instagram story that he will be “back soon.” On Thursday, he was active on social media once more, but this time he posted something encouraging.
“Of course, when you bring on the kids in the second half and you see the pass from Bobby Clark and the whole performance from Stefan, the performance from Mel as a right full-back and then Ben Doak comes on, 17 years old, and is this kind of natural force, it’s really cool to see.”
Limited game time for Doak?
Despite the fact that we haven’t seen much of Doak, every appearance has been thrilling. The teenager has played for the Reds in five games, starting twice in the Premier League off the bench and also participating in domestic cup matches.
The former Celtic star has received praise for his incredible speed and his lack of fear when strafing opposing defenders. With four goals and four assists in six games for Liverpool’s EU U19 team, he more than merits a position on Klopp’s senior team.
Other attackers are expected to make a comeback from injury in the upcoming weeks, therefore Doak’s playing time may be constrained.
As he gets used to the physicality of playing in the top division and gets ready for a potential loan stint next season, perhaps he can get a few minutes here and there on the field.