Jürgen Klopp: I don't know whether Sheyi Ojo will go out on loan yet or not

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed he has yet to make any decision on Sheyi Ojo's squad role next season, whether he will remain with the Reds' first-team or go out on loan.

Jürgen Klopp: I don't know whether Sheyi Ojo will go out on loan yet or not
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Jürgen Klopp has admitted he does not yet know whether he will send Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo out on loan for the coming season.

The 19-year-old, who broke into the Reds' first-team towards the end of last term, made a lasting impression after coming off the bench in their 2-0 win over AC Milan in Santa Clara.

Ojo - who refused the opportunity to have summer holidays to instead join up with Klopp's squad in the United States - helped set up Roberto Firmino for the second goal of the evening at Levi's Stadium.

With Jordon Ibe sold to Bournemouth for £15 million earlier this month and Lazar Markovic's future uncertain - although he too performed well in the win over Milan - it seemed Ojo would be among Klopp's first-choice options out wide.

The highly-rated winger, who scored once in 11 senior appearances last season, has previously spent time out at Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.

Klopp yet to decide on potential Ojo loan

Ojo, pictured in training, returned to Liverpool's squad just this week. (Picture: Getty Images)
Ojo, pictured in training, returned to Liverpool's squad just this week. (Picture: Getty Images)

But Klopp has yet to make up his mind on whether the England Under-19 international will play a role in the squad across the 2016-17 campaign.

Having loaned out a number of youngsters in recent weeks, Klopp told reporters that he doesn't know about Ojo's future and that they "will have to see."

The German said that the teenager is "a wonderful player" and that his "future is 100 per-cent at Liverpool" but declared that the club "don't have to make decisions so early."

Klopp said that they "have time" and "have to use the time" to decide, revealing that Ojo has "already had a few injuries" over pre-season, adding: "Not the biggest, but in the wrong place, I would say." 

On the rest of the squad, the Reds boss said that they have to "be cool" and "train to make the boys as fit as possible."

He said that Ojo has only been with the squad in the States "for five days or something" after returning from the U19 Euros, where he helped England reached the semi-finals, and continued: "We will see [whether he is loaned out] but his [long-term] future is at Liverpool."

Klopp has sent out five players on loan in recent weeks, with goalkeepers Ryan FultonDanny Ward and Adam Bogdan all going out to Championship and League One teams.

They've been joined by winger Ryan Kent, who will spend the season on loan at Championship outfit Barnsley, and forward Jack Dunn who on Saturday joined League Two side Morecambe in a six-month temporary deal.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Allan Rodrigues de Souza, both of whom are yet to earn UK work permits to play for the Reds' Academy, are also reportedly nearing loan moves to NEC Nijmegen and Hertha Berlin.