Houllier hails duo's progress
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The highly-rated pair have become key members of the squad already this season despite their tender age.
A number of injuries to other players has opened up the path into the first team for the attacking starlets and Houllier believes they deserve their chance in the side.
"I would say the players decided for me," Houllier told France Football. "They have showed such a quality in the game and the group has welcomed them very well, so they make a name for themselves.
"But be careful. They have still a lot to learn and to work.
"They have excellent talent and it is a good sign for the future.
"During a recent match with the reserve team I realised Florent reached a new step.
"I told him and that is why he played against Leeds, Fulham, Manchester United and Blackburn.
"Little by little, he is closer to the first team."