Liverpool starlet Rafa Camacho has slammed manager Jurgen Klopp on Instagram after he scored three goals for the U23s against Leicester City.
Camacho has been playing at right-back for the Reds senior side but is naturally an attacker – and got the chance to do so against the young Foxes.
Highly rated youngsters Ben Woodburn, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster all got on the scoresheet but it was Camacho who thrived, smashing home goals in the 50th, 56th and 81st minute.
The Portuguese youngster then took to Instagram and slammed Klopp in an emotional outburst which can’t sit well with the Anfield heirarchy.
Camacho made his Premier League and FA Cup debuts this season and filled in at right-back after injuries struck down a number of the first team options.
He is not happy about it though. It’s clear that the 18-year-old is a natural attacker, and turning him into a defender would be a long-term task. But sometimes as a youngster there needs to be trust in the process, a trust in the manager and a trust in the coaches that it’s for the best.
With Nathaniel Clyne away on loan at Bournemouth, you’d imagine that he wouldn’t come back into the first team frame. Klopp wants his full-backs to be good attackers and that’s not something Clyne can do well.
So from that perspective it makes sense for the German to take a winger and convert him into a defender, especially if he can work hard and has some underlying talent.
Camacho clearly isn’t in the right frame of mind for anything like that to happen though. He was rumoured to be leaving Liverpool last January in a deal with Sporting Lisbon, but it eventually fell through.