The Reds have seen five academy players make their senior debut already this season and two were again involved in first-team training ahead of Liverpool’s trip to the capital.
Morton, 18, has been a regular in senior training alongside his two appearances this season while Dixon-Bonner, 20, and Balagizi, 18, have each primarily taken part during international breaks.
Balagizi was unfortunate to miss out on senior pre-season due to a broken arm but is one of Liverpool’s most exciting talents in the academy, both creative and press-resistant.
James Balagizi trained with the #LFC first team today.
To my knowledge, the first time he has trained pre-match with the full senior squad. pic.twitter.com/LGpXOc8lE5
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) November 5, 2021
While Morton will be the likelier of the three to take up a spot on the bench at West Ham, for the third game in a row, there is plenty of talent for Klopp to consider throughout the season.
Kaide Gordon was also involved with the squad on Friday as his minutes start to pick back up both in first-team training and in academy fixtures, which is set to see him involved on Saturday.
And while he is enjoying a successful loan spell with Caernarfon Town, Jakub Ojrzynski was back training for a day with Liverpool’s goalkeeping group that included Alisson, Caoimhin Kelleher, Adrian and Loris Karius.
The 18-year-old has featured 11 times for the Welsh side but from time to time checks back in with Liverpool as they continue to monitor his progress.
Liverpool squad in training on Friday
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Tsimikas, Williams, Phillips
Forwards: Mane, Salah, Jota, Minamino, Origi, Gordon