Klopp Surprised At Lack Of Contact Over Woodburn Wales Call Up

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his shock over Wales boss Chris Coleman failing to contact him prior to handing teenage striker Ben Woodburn his maiden international call-up to the senior side.

Woodburn, 17, has previously represented Wales at youth level and has been promoted to the main squad by Coleman for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Republic of Ireland. Klopp believes Woodburn’s call-up is premature and has admitted that he wished Coleman had had the courtesy to get in touch as he considers both managers responsible for his development.

“I was surprised about this,” said Klopp. “I don’t know exactly how it’s normal here. This should not be a criticism. But usually when you call up a player, a 17-year-old player, I thought it would be possible to call.

“Obviously Ben is happy about it, so I am happy about it so that is the first thing. Do I think [Woodburn’s selection] should be now? I would say probably not. But is it a problem? No.”

Woodburn has made seven appearances for Liverpool this season and netted his first senior goal in the EFL Cup against Leeds in November.

Source : http://www.cityam.com/261438/jurgen-klopp-fumes-over-lack-contact-wales-liverpool

Jurgen Klopp fumes over lack of contact from Wales about Liverpool prodigy Ben Woodburn call-up
Klopp Surprised at Lack of Contact over Woodburn Wales Call-Up
Jurgen Klopp “surprised” at not getting Wales call over Ben Woodburn
Hairspray: Subterranean Homesick Reds
Live Commentary: Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth Argyle - as it happened
Jürgen Klopp fumes at Chris Coleman over Ben Woodburn’s Wales call-up
Jurgen Klopp ‘surprised’ Wales boss Chris Coleman did not call him regarding Ben Woodburn
Klopp Surprised at Lack of Wales Contact, Coleman Will Make Up His Own Mind
Klopp ‘surprised’ at not getting Woodburn call
Klopp expected call from Coleman over Woodburn call-up