May 19, 2024

Liverpool welcomed 16-year-old Trey Nyoni to training on Thursday in a nod to his exceptional start to life at the club, but he cannot be considered for the visit of Toulouse.

With a 27-man roster present at the AXA Training Centre, Jurgen Klopp’s team completed their preparations for the Europa League match.

While Cody Gakpo was undoubtedly back in the mix, a 16-year-old who had been called up to train with the senior team drew a lot of attention.

 

Nyoni, who joined the team from Leicester over the summer and has since recorded four goals and three assists in five academy games, is greatly deserving of this vote of confidence.

After being “tracked by every top club,” Liverpool acquired the gifted midfield player.

During Thursday’s pre-Toulouse training session, Nyoni earned the opportunity to mingle with Liverpool’s first team, although the club will be keen to temper expectations regarding the 16-year-old.

Trey Nyoni shines; nets late winner for Liverpool Under-18's vs Everton – Nehanda Radio

UEFA regulations prohibit Nyoni from being included in the club’s designated List B for young players in the Europa League. These rules state:

“Players 16 years of age may be added to List B provided they have been continuously registered with the participating club for the preceding two years.”

Nyoni only joined during the summer, so he is not able to be registered. However, the experience of being noticed by Klopp and team will have been invaluable and will have given him even more confidence.

With trainers like Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, among others, Nyoni is in an ideal setting to advance his career, and he will undoubtedly be itching to spend more time with them.

Luke Chambers and left-back Calum Scanlon participated in training on Thursday as well, hoping to take advantage of the window of opportunity on the left side of defence.

 

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