Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Samid Yesil will be part of the squad that travels to Switzerland to face Young Boys of Berne in the Europa League.
The 17-year-old German striker has been propelled up the pecking order after Liverpool loaned Andy Carroll to West Ham and failed to sign Clint Dempsey on transfer deadline day.
“He will certainly be fast-tracked,” Rodgers told the Daily Mail.
“I watched him play [for Germany] against England Under-19s [two weeks ago]. He scored two terrific goals and set up another [as Germany won 3-1]. He will be involved in the Europa League game.”
Yesil has been prolific for the German youth sides, and Rodgers believes the rapid rise of Raheem Sterling can act as an incentive for Yesil and Liverpool’s other youngsters.
“The biggest thing for young players now is that the introduction of Raheem has given them hope,” Rodgers continued. “All I have done is given him a chance.”
“There will be that chance for Yesil and one or two other boys over this period of months now.”