The Reds have some wonderful young players waiting for their shot at the first-team. Jerome Sinclair was included among the substitutes against Chelsea on Sunday, while on the same day reports emerged complimenting a trio of Sinclair’s fellow academy players.
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However, due to the customary procession of loan deals that have dominated our academy team this season, we’ve rarely seen them all together. Even without a number of their big names, our Under-21 side currently sit second in their Premier League table.
Below, we select our best possible Liverpool academy team. Look through the pages below to check out the quality we have on offer. There is no room for the likes of Samed Yesil, Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent, but there are elven wonderful players who could be eyeing a call-up from Brendan Rodgers in the near future…
GK) Lawrence Vigouroux
Signed a new two-year contract last week. Has impressed this season after joining from Tottenham last summer. Played in the Anfield Charity match back in March and could find himself moving up the pecking order next year.
RB) Ryan McLaughlin
A Northern Ireland international, having been capped twice. His first appearance made him the first Reds star to play for the country in 78 years. He made his professional debut during a loan spell with Barnsley last season.
LB) Brad Smith
Made his professional debut for Liverpool last season, coming on as a substitute during the defeat at Stamford Bridge. Has played ten times on loan at Swindon Town this season. He’s also a four-time Australia international.
CB) Lloyd Jones
Has spent time with both Cheltenham Town and Accrington Stanley in League Two this season. A current England Under-20 international, the tall and powerful defender has been the captain of our reserve team for two years.
CB) Jordan Williams
A midfielder by trade, who is also capable of playing at the back. Has spent time on loan with Notts County this season and has won caps at youth team level for Wales. Played in the League Cup win over Middlesbrough.