Against Plymouth yesterday, Liverpool fielded its youngest team of all time, with an average age of 21 years and 296 days.
That’s despite the fact Lucas Leiva, almost 30, captained the team…
The likes of Ovie Ejaria, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Ben Woodburn all played, with most Liverpool fans hoping that at least one of these teenage starlets becomes a top quality first-team starter…
Jurgen Klopp has no problem whatsoever using his better youngsters, so it’s no surprise we’re always scouting the Under-23 league to see if there’s any more talent we can add to our roster.
And in Ben Bereton, Liverpool may have found our next prodigy. The 17-year-old currently plays for Nottingham Forest – and according to the Mirror – Klopp has already contacted the Midlands club directly to state our interest.
Bereton, an English striker, has 15 goals in 20 games for their Under-23s and we’re desperate to acquire him ahead of Manchester United, who are similarly keeping tabs.
Stylistically, he’s tall, strong and possesses a powerful shot – and reminds us slightly of Spurs striker Harry Kane. That particular club beat us to a teenage Dele Alli not so long ago, and we’d hate Bereton to join someone else if he’s as talented as the superb midfielder.
The fact Klopp is getting personally involved in the deal suggests this is a player thought very highly of, however. Watch this space.