Klopp Hails ‘Talent of the Century’ Gabriel Martinelli
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has labelled Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli as “the talent of the century.”
The Reds’ boss saw the Brazilian score twice in a riveting 5-5 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
They were the 18-year old’s 6th and 7th strikes for the Gunners and he has taken the team by storm in his appearances in cup matches.
Initially considered a wide forward, Martinelli has played as a centre-forward in the Europa League and Carabao Cups with great success.
Liverpool fielded 18-year old central defender Sepp van den Berg against Arsenal and Klopp admits that Martinelli gave him a hard time.
“Sepp van den Berg as well, he played an incredible game. That’s really difficult to deal with these guys.
“Martinelli’s pretty much the same age but he’s a talent of the century, he’s an incredible striker, so it’s really difficult.”