Liverpool: David Lynch tips Bobby Clark and Ben Doak to be ‘involved’ v Man City

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Journalist David Lynch has given his verdict on the Liverpool youngsters Ben Doak and Bobby Clark ahead of the club’s Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City.

Speaking on the Blood Red YouTube channel, Lynch expects the duo to be ‘involved’ in some capacity on Thursday.

Both Doak and Clark made substitute cameos in friendly matches against Lyon and Milan during Liverpool’s Dubai training camp, with the youngsters picking up assists in the 4-1 win against the Italian champions.

With that in mind, it could be very likely that manager Jurgen Klopp rewards them with the opportunity to be on the bench as they travel to the Etihad.

Lynch stated: “I think Jurgen Klopp would love to bring them off the bench if he could. I think he wants to use them as much as possible, get them involved – particularly for Doak and Clark, who was so impressive in that last friendly in terms of the contributions they made off the bench.

“I think he wants to reward that as well, he’s a manager who tends to do that, so I would expect both to be involved.”

TIF Thoughts on Lynch’s comments…

We believe that if the moment is right, Klopp should bring on either Doak or Clark in their Carabao Cup tie, as it would give them some fantastic experience.

If Liverpool are cruising against City, it’s a pressure-free chance for the duo to show just how close they are to being worthy of more consistent game time in the first team.

However, bringing the players on in a high-pressure situation may be too much for them just yet. Clark and Doak have both already featured in the Carabao Cup this season, but this calibre of opponent would be a big step up.

For the Reds’ Under-18s, Clark has 18 goal involvements from 25 appearances since he joined from Newcastle United in the summer of 2021.

Meanwhile, following a summer move from Celtic, Doak has four goal contributions from four matches with the U18s and has two goals in four games at under-21 level.

Liverpool could well have two exciting prospects on their hands. Even if they don’t feature against Man City, it seems likely we could be seeing more of them in the near future.

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