Liverpool academy forward Jack Dunn hopes manager Jurgen Klopp will give him a chance to prove his worth with the first-team after returning from a hamstring injury which kept him on the sidelines during the start of the campaign. The 20-year-old forward says that he "can't wait to work with" the German manager. Klopp has brought a lot of positivity around Anfield since his appointment to replace Brendan Rodgers earlier on October.
Dunn made his first-team debut during a friendly victory over Shamrock Rovers in 2014 under Rodgers. Despite scoring a goal in that game, he has since failed to feature again with the senior team, having two loan spells at Cheltenham Town and Burton Albion in the second part of last season.
The forward saw his first-team appearances hampered earlier in the season due to a hamstring injury. However, he returned to action with the Under 21 side during the 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on the weekend before playing in front of Klopp during Friday behind closed-doors friendly with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Dunn hopes for a good first impression in front of the German manager as he attempts to breakthrough into the first team.
"I'm absolutely over the moon to be back and hopefully I can put these injury problems behind me, get a good string of games and stay fit until the end of the season," Dunn said to the club website. "I'm working hard with the physios and I have got to manage my body well. The main thing for me is to work hard in training and do well in the games."
"He (Klopp) seems terrific. He is very interactive with the young lads and he is trying to get to know all of us. I can't wait to work with him. Since the manager has come in there has been a lot of positivity around the club. There is a new opportunity for the younger lads and it has given everyone a massive boost," he said. "With these games behind closed doors, some players might turn their heads and think nothing of it, but for us these are the opportunities that you have got to take and shine through.
"Wolves put out a really strong side and it was a tough test for our lads and it was a tough game. It was a difficult game with the conditions - strong winds and rain - but we did well."