Brendan Rodgers has made it clear in the past that his job is not one that will be completed in one season. In the hope of creating a side that can compete at the very top of the Premier League for a sustained period of time, part of his ethos has been to buy younger players and expose them to regular first-team football…
Therefore, it is no surprise that we have the second youngest squad in the top flight this season, taking the average age of the starting XI from each game. Only Tottenham can boast a younger side.
According to LiverpoolFC News, the average age of the team this season has been 25 years and 202 days.
Liverpool had the 2nd youngest starting line-up in the Premier League this season – pic.twitter.com/SlD6AzB33Y
— LiverpoolFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) May 12, 2015
Our number is bolstered by the inclusion of 34-year-old Steven Gerrard, but with his departure, we could have the youngest squad in the top flight in 2015/16.
That figure should also offer plenty of encouragement as it suggests that the majority of our side are heading into their peak.
Jerome Sinclair’s debut appearance against Chelsea does not count towards the number, having come off the bench. But, next year, you would imagine that he, along with the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Ryan Kent, and some of the other academy starlets will be given their chance to shine, if not in the final two games of this season.