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Liverpool Coach Impressed By Isaac Mabaya

Liverpool Coach Impressed By Isaac Mabaya

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by Isaac Mabaya’s performances in the club’s pre-2022/23 season in Asia and Europe.

The 17-year-old Zimbabwean played for an hour in Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat by Red Bull Salzburg.

Mabaya had previously featured in the Reds’ preseason matches against Manchester United and Crystal Palace having travelled to Thailand and Singapore with the senior squad.

Speaking to LiverpoolFC.com on the academy players’ performance in the pre-season, Klopp singled out Mabaya for special praise. He said:

The young kids, the self-confidence they have at that young age, I think that’s a really good sign for the team as well.

How the team let these boys grow next to them. Seventeen years old, Isaac [Mabaya], a little mic check! I couldn’t deal with that. So, really cool, cool moments the whole night.

Mabaya said the latest taste of pre-season action has given him the appetite to keep working hard for more opportunities at Liverpool. He said:

Honestly, I loved it. I always love stepping out on the pitch for Liverpool, so I just want to keep getting my opportunities to do that [and] hopefully [I will] in the future.

It’s been brilliant playing and training with some of the best players in the world. There’s a lot to learn from all the players.

Mabaya was born in Preston, England, to Zimbabwean parents. He signed his first professional contract with Liverpool in September 2021.

The versatile defender has represented England at junior level but is still eligible to play for Zimbabwe if he chooses not to represent England at senior level.

More: Soccer24

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9 Comments

Zimyouth 2 months ago

Garako young man. You cant represent a country that is banned from lnternational competition. Also kuno hakuna ma pound, kune maRTGS anodonha zvekuti by the end of a match what you had been promised will be worth nothing.


Chris 2 months ago

YNWA Mabaya,choose england mafana here we play chibhubhubhu.


. 2 months ago

No no Isaac should never be informed about the option to play for Zimbabwe. He should be protected from this article because as a child he may make a wrong decision and his life won't be e same ever again.


2023 2 months ago

Ndanakidzwa ichi chitikupisa

mabaya 2 months ago

manje handidi kutambira Zim


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Chingotambira England zvako iwe...


Maparamuro 2 months ago

Zim is not playing international so better play for bri****


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African 2 months ago

Jurgen Klopp loves African players.

that's why I support him and his team


hameno 2 months ago

klopp will never use this boy in epl when the season starts .



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