The squads now depart for international duty, and will return midway through the month ahead of one of Klopp’s toughest spells since taking over in 2015.
Elsewhere, both Neil Critchley and Barry Lewtas will be looking for further development from their youngsters as the second month of the season rolls on.
Here’s what to expect from Liverpool’s first team, U23s and U18s for the rest of September.
First-Team Fixtures & TV Info
- PSG (H) – Champions League – September 18, 8pm – BT Sport
Form Guide & Talking Points
Last 10 Games (All Competitions): W-L-W-W-W-W-W-W-W-W
Despite taking four wins from four games, ensuring a perfect start, the Reds are yet to get going under Klopp this season, with only the thrashing of West Ham truly convincing.
Instead, they have shown a different side to their game, grinding out wins in difficult clashes, with goals on the brink of half-time and solid defensive displays hopefully a marker of title-challengers.
One of the biggest problems to navigate will be the international break, with a remarkable 34 Liverpool players called up for duty this month.
They will return in the days before the Reds’ trip to Wembley, and it is unclear whether the two outfielders will be risked from the start.
This highlights a big issue for the manager as he looks to rotate his squad throughout a busy period—with another 18 games currently lined up in October, November and December.
Klopp will be hoping his players manage to avoid injury on their travels, as this could be a setback.
Last 10 Games (All Competitions): W-W-W-D-L-D-D-D-D-L
It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Liverpool U23s, with three draws and a win so far in competitive outings.
There has been cause for optimism, however, particularly in those young players stepping up from the U18s such as Adam Lewis, Neco Williams and Liam Millar, which should be encouraging for Klopp.
But with a clutch of senior players failing to secure moves away from Liverpool in the summer, including Pedro Chirivella, Lazar Markovic and Dominic Solanke, it could be that pathways are blocked between now and January.
Liverpool U19s & U18s
Last 10 Games (All Competitions): L-W-W-W-W-D-W-L-W-W
- Newcastle (H) – U18 Premier League – September 15, 1pm – Not on UK TV
- PSG (H) – UEFA Youth League – September 18, 3pm – Not on UK TV
- Blackburn (A) – U18 Premier League – September 22, 11am – Not on UK TV
Contrasting with the fortunes of their U23s counterparts, the U18s have enjoyed a strong start to the season, with Lewtas picking up where Steven Gerrard left off.
Seventeen-year-old striker and captain Paul Glatzel has been Lewtas’ star, netting six goals in four games, and will be looking to keep this up against Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers.