Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo: Jurgen Klopp has said I'll get game time this season

Liverpool youngster Sheyi Ojo says he has been given assurances by manager Jurgen Klopp that he will get first-team opportunities this season.

Ojo, 19, suffered a small stress fracture in his back during preseason and has only recently returned to action for Liverpool's under-23 side.

The winger had a breakthrough season in 2015-16 -- making 11 appearances for Klopp's team -- and the Reds boss has told him that he will be given a chance when he proves his match fitness.

"[Klopp] has mentioned to me that he wants to give me an opportunity which is nice," Ojo told the Liverpool Echo. "I'm grateful for that because as a young player you don't get many opportunities at a massive club like Liverpool.

"So I have to knuckle down, keep working hard and get as many minutes as I can with the reserves and try and prove to the manager that I'm ready. Hopefully I'll get my opportunity soon."

The former MK Dons trainee returned to action with a 65-minute cameo for the U23s on Saturday before he completed his first 90 minutes in four months during their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion in midweek.

The England youth international spoke of his relief to get back on the pitch after a frustrating period spent on the sidelines.

"I have been going through a tough time -- being injured is the worst thing in a football career," Ojo added. "I have had to battle on and grind through it and I played my first 90 minutes two days ago. It was nice and I'm feeling good -- I'm feeling stronger every day in training and in matches and hopefully I can push on now."