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Young Liverpool trio fly out to join Club World Cup squad

Ki-Jana Hoever, Sepp Van Den Berg and Caoimhin Kelleher all started against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Ki-Jana Hoever is one of three youngsters flying out to Qatar to join the Liverpool’s senior squad for the Club World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)
Ki-Jana Hoever is one of three youngsters flying out to Qatar to join the Liverpool’s senior squad for the Club World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)

By Carl Markham, Doha

Defenders Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp Van Den Berg and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher are all flying out to join Liverpool’s senior squad in Qatar.

However, the PA news agency understands Harvey Elliott, who impressed in the 5-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Aston Villa as part of the youngest team in the club’s history on Tuesday, will not be making the trip.

After 20 senior players flew out on Sunday just three places were left available in their Club World Cup squad.

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Harvey Elliott (centre) will not travel (Nick Potts/PA)

With only two fit first-team centre-backs in Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Hoever, who came off with cramp against Villa but has been passed fit, and Van Den Berg will provide some cover for Jurgen Klopp if necessary.

Liverpool play their semi-final against Mexican side Monterrey on Wednesday evening.

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