When the Reds released their teamsheet at 6.41pm on Tuesday night, there were a number of surprises as Klopp made eight changes to his side for the Group B closer.
Perhaps most interesting was the inclusion of five youngsters from the academy on the substitutes’ bench, including more familiar faces in Conor Bradley, Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Harvey Davies.
Alongside them were two lesser-known talents, so who are Norris and Woltman?
Position: Left-back, central midfield
Though he is still only 18, Norris has long been a fixture of Liverpool’s academy sides, and this season has been a regular for Barry Lewtas‘ under-23s.
Signed with Liverpool since under-9s level, Norris is a natural left-back, but more recently has found a place in midfield, with his boundless energy and fierce aggression making him a valuable asset.
On the left flank, the Scouser’s delivery is exceptional, while he capped a Man of the Match performance in the under-19s’ recent 4-0 win over Porto with a well-earned goal.
This is not Norris’ first taste of first-team action, as not only has he trained with the senior squad on a number of occasions, but he also came off the bench in the 5-0 loss to Aston Villa in the League Cup in 2019.
In doing so, he technically became the club’s fourth-youngest ever debutant, though it came in an academy side led by Neil Critchley.
There will have been a great pride at Greenleas JFC when the team news was announced, as not only did former player Morton start against Milan, but his close friend and long-time team-mate Woltman also made the squad.
From the Wirral, Woltman joined the Reds as a seven-year-old, signing terms along with Morton and another Greenleas talent, full-back Sean Wilson, and has established himself as a key fixture in the youth setup.
After stepping into the shoes of Layton Stewart last season with the under-18s, Woltman has taken up duties as the under-23s’ first-choice striker this term, with his creativity and work ethic making him a key player.
Like Norris, Woltman has already experienced life among the first team on the training ground, though has not been involved on a matchday.