Jurgen Klopp has given first-team debuts to 15 teenagers in his managerial stint up to now.

Liverpool have a strong tradition of promoting players from the academy and the German is certainly not afraid to give debuts to teenagers in pressurised fixtures - if he believes they're ready to play, it is then up to them to go and perform.

Klopp's appreciation of the club's philosophy of promoting youth players and openness to give them an opportunity to perform has been a strong element of his success at Anfield.

Plenty of youth players have made their mark on Merseyside or have been sold for a healthy profit to generate transfer funds to sign first-team stars.

The emergence of the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, among many others, has been incredibly pleasing to see.

Here are the 15 teenagers who have debuted under Klopp so far.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

The right-back was regarded as one of the best prospects at the club when Klopp gave him his debut back in 2016 in the EFL Cup against Spurs.

Since his debut, Alexander-Arnold has made 179 appearances for the Reds and has cemented his place as the club's right back.

He has since won the Champions League, Super Cup, Club World Cup and Premier League - playing an integral role in the recent success of Klopp's team.

The England international penned a new contract at the club on Friday, moving him into the highest pay bracket at the club.

Curtis Jones

After impressing whenever he featured last season - grabbing four goals and five assists in 34 appearances - the midfielder looks likely to feature heavily again this campaign.

The Scouser made his debut in 2019 against Wolves in the FA Cup and became an instant hit with supporters by netting a superb goal against Everton in the FA Cup at Anfield.

Following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum this summer, he has a chance to stake his claim as his long-term replacement.

Neco Williams

The Welshman debuted under Klopp in the EFL Cup in a famous 10-9 penalty shootout victory over Arsenal in 2019. Since then, he has established himself as a bit-part member of Klopp's first-team squad.

Williams has made 35 appearances for the Reds and has also seen himself become a key member of his national team.

With the previously mentioned Alexander-Arnold well ahead of him in the pecking order, Williams is keen on a move away from Anfield this summer in search of regular first-team football.

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Rhys Williams

One of the most surprisingly impressive teenagers that has debuted under Klopp so far, who benefitted from Liverpool's defensive injury troubles in the 2020/21 campaign.

Since he made his debut against Lincoln in the EFL Cup in 2020, Williams has shown maturity above his years.

Alongside Nat Phillips, the centre-half played a key role in the Reds securing Champions League football for the upcoming season - demonstrating that if needed, he can easily step up and perform.

Ben Woodburn

On his debut, Woodburn became the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool Football Club’s history when he struck against Leeds United in a League Cup quarter-final tie in 2016.

Sadly, since then, his Anfield career has failed to ever really take off.

In recent seasons, he has failed to impress during loan spells at Sheffield United, Oxford and Blackpool and looks likely to depart permanently or on loan again.

Harvey Elliott

When Liverpool signed 16-year-old winger Harvey Elliott from Fulham in 2019, there was understandable excitement - with many believing that the Reds had signed the best youngster in the country.

Elliott debuted for Klopp's side in a 1-0 FA Cup win over Everton last year, aged just 16 years-old.

The life-long Liverpool fan enjoyed a successful loan spell with Blackburn Rovers last campaign, playing 42 times, scoring seven and assisting 11, now looking likely to be involved with the Reds first-team this season.

Leighton Clarkson

A highly rated midfielder in Liverpool's academy, Clarkson featured four times for Klopp last season - including in the Champions League.

He made his debut for Klopp in 2020 in a 1-1 Champions League draw against FC Midtjylland.

The 19-year-old certainly has a bright future at the club, but competition at the centre of midfield in the first team is fierce, so a loan move could benefit the progression of Clarkson.

Yasser Larouci

The left-back left Liverpool earlier this week to join French side Troyes, having informed the club 12 months ago that he wouldn't extend his Anfield stay.

Like Elliott, Larouci made his debut for the Reds against Everton in 2020 - impressing with his energy and delivery into the box.

Although Klopp was keen to keep the defender at Anfield, he was aware that the 20-year-old was keen to play first-team football and was unlikely to challenge Andy Robertson or Kostas Tsimikas.

Sepp van den Berg

One of the brightest prospects in the club's academy, van den Berg debuted for Liverpool in 2019 at the age of 17 against MK Dons in the EFL Cup.

Last season, the centre-back went on loan to Preston North End and showed his ability to quickly adapt to the physical demands of first-team football, making 16 appearances after joining in January.

Following the arrival of Ibrahima Konate, and the return from injury by Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, the Dutchman was once again was loaned to Preston, this time, for a season-long loan.

Ovie Ejaria

The midfielder left Liverpool to join Reading on a four-year deal in 2020.

The England Under-20 World Cup winner made his debut under Klopp in 2016, featuring in a 3-0 win away at Derby the EFL Cup.

Whilst his quality was always evident, Ejaria's career with the Reds just never really got going.

Despite enjoying a successful loan period with Steven Gerrard's Rangers in the 18/19 season, he decided to leave the Reds having made just eight appearances.

Ki-Jana Hoever

The defender came off the bench to make his debut for the first team in the FA Cup against Wolves in 2019 - replacing the injured Dejan Lovren.

Aged just 16 at the time, Hoever demonstrated glimpses of what he was about and got a lot of Liverpool fans talking about the Netherlands youngster.

However, in search of first-team football, the right-back left Anfield to join Wolves for an initial £10m fee - having only made four appearances for Klopp's side, the club saw it as a good piece of business as Diogo Jota arrived from Molineux.

Rhian Brewster

After suffering a horror injury to his leg during an under 23 match against Manchester City in 2018, Brewster had to wait a lot longer than he would've hoped for to get his chance to feature for Liverpool's first-team, eventually making his debut in the EFL Cup victory over MK Dons.

He then enjoyed a superb loan period with Swansea during the 19/20 season, where he scored 10 league goals and helped the Swans reach the play-offs - where he also found the back of the net.

After impressing on loan, the 21-year-old left the Reds and joined Sheffield United on a five-year contract for a then club-record deal worth £23.5m but endured a dismal first season in the top flight.

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Sheyi Ojo

The right-winger is currently training with the U23s, as it appears that his time in a Red shirt is coming to an end.

Having made his debut against Exeter City in the FA Cup in 2016, it looked like Klopp had found someone who could run at defences and really cause them trouble.

Ojo has made a total of 13 appearances for Liverpool, scoring just one in 15/16. He has also spent a significant amount of time out on loan, including spells with Rangers, Stade Reims and Fulham.

Rafael Camacho

Portugese youngster Camacho debuted for Liverpool in a 2-1 FA Cup loss to Wolves in 2019 - starting at right-back in a make-shift defence that included Fabinho, Lovren and Alberto Moreno.

The tricky winger quickly grew frustrated at Anfield, moving back to his homeland the same year he made his debut in the hope of earning more first-team opportunities.

He joined Sporting CP in a deal worth an initial £5 million - where he has gone on to make 26 appearances for the Liga NOS outfit.

Dominic Solanke

Arriving from Chelsea as a highly-rated goalscorer - having just scored four goals as England won the under-20 World Cup in South Korea - Solanke had all the attributes to become the recognised frontman at Anfield.

The Englishman made his debut under Klopp in a UEFA Champions League Qualifying tie against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in 2017.

The striker had plenty of chances to cement his place in Liverpool's first-team, but never really made his mark in a red shirt - appearing 27 times, scoring once before being sold to Bournemouth for £17m in 2019.

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With Liverpool's senior players in action at the Club World Cup in Qatar the following day, then under-23s boss Neil Critchley fielded a side that contained five debutants, with the squad possessing an average age of 19 years, six months and three days.

The players who did officially make their debut, albeit NOT technically under Jurgen Klopp, were:

Morgan Boyes, Tony Gallacher, Isaac Christie-Davies, Thomas Hill and Luis Longstaff.

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