Anglo-Nigerian youngster Sheyi Ojo is exciting former Arsenal striker Ian Wright after the Gunners legend admitted he is ‘so excited’ to see how the Liverpool winger develops following his impressive display in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League victory away at Bournemouth.
The 18-year-old Reds academy graduate made his first-team debut earlier this season in the FA Cup third-round against Exeter City and scored in the tie’s replay win too.
Ojo has started Liverpool’s last two Premier League games and was in fine form against the Cherries, even having a helping hand in team-mate Roberto Firmino’s opening goal.
Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Wright, speaking in his role as a pundit for the BBC’s Match of the Day coverage of the game, said: “I remember we did the FA Cup game when Liverpool played Exeter on this quagmire of a pitch and seeing Ojo with his beautiful left foot.”
The ex-England international added: “He’s got this calm demeanour about him. I am so excited about him and want to see what he’s like in bigger games, more intensified.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp experimented with his team selection against Bournemouth, with Ojo one of the youngsters to be given the nod on the south coast.