Ki-Jana Hoever
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Personal information
Date of Birth

18 January 2002

Place of Birth

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Position

Defender

Liverpool statistics
Years

2019-2020

Appearances

4

Goals

1

Ki-Jana Delano Hoever (born 18 January 2002) is a Dutch footballer who played as a defender for Liverpool, spending most of his time in the academy.

Liverpool career

Hoever signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2018, signing from Ajax for a minimal compensation fee, despite interest from top clubs around the world.

On 15 September 2018, Hoever made his first appearance for the U18s side, starting at centre-back in a 4-1 win over Newcastle. Hoever continued to star for the young side, before quickly being moved up to the U23s side in November. His impressive performances led to the Dutchman training with the first-team squad.

On 7 January 2019, Hoever was included on the substitutes bench for an FA Cup tie away to Wolves. Six minutes in, Dejan Lovren suffered an injury, and Hoever was forced to replace him, becoming Liverpool’s youngest ever player in the FA Cup, at 16 years, 11 months and 5 days. The Dutchman put in an admirable performance at centre-back, despite the Reds falling to a 2-1 defeat.

In the summer, Hoever joined up with the first-team squad for pre-season, appearing in almost every friendly the club took part in. On 31 July 2019, Hoever signed his first professional contract with the club. Two weeks later, he was included on the substitutes bench for the UEFA Super Cup victory over Chelsea, and received a winners medal.

On 25 September 2019, Hoever made his first Liverpool start, playing almost the full 90 minutes in a League Cup win over MK Dons. In the 69th minute, the Dutchman rose to meet a James Milner cross, and headed in his first Liverpool goal, making him one of the club's youngest ever goalscorers.

Despite this, Hoever made just two more appearances in the rest of the campaign, with the emergence of Neco Williams forcing him even further down the pecking order. He was however, included on the bench for the FIFA Club World Cup final, emerging with a winners' medal as Liverpool defeated Flamengo in Qatar.

In the following summer, Hoever began to be linked with a move away from Anfield, with the youngster in search of a better chance of playing time. On 18 September 2020, reports came out that the Dutchman had agreed a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A day later, it was confirmed that Hoever had signed for Wolves, for a reported fee of around £13,500,000.

Honours

Liverpool

  • FIFA Club World Cup: 1 (2019)
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1 (2019)

Stats

Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2018-19 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019-20 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1

External links


Liverpool F.C. – current squad
1. Alisson • 3. Fabinho • 4. van Dijk • 5. Wijnaldum • 6. Thiago • 7. Milner • 8. Keita • 9. Firmino • 10. Mane • 11. Salah
12. Gomez • 13. Adrian • 14. Henderson (c) • 15. Oxlade-Chamberlain • 16. Grujic • 17. Jones • 18. Minamino • 20. Jota
21. Tsimikas • 22. Karius • 23. Shaqiri • 26. Robertson • 27. Origi • 32. Matip • 46. R. Williams • 47. Phillips • 54. Ojo
58. Woodburn • 59. Wilson • 62. Kelleher • 65. Clarkson • 66. Alexander-Arnold • 67. Elliott • 70. Larouci
72. van den Berg • 76. N. Williams • FW Awoniyi

Manager: Klopp

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