It has been a great year in terms of the development of Liverpool’s youth team players and their ability to train alongside first team regulars is an arrangement that has contributed to this.
The club has provided Reds youngsters with an ideal platform to build on their game by giving them the opportunity to work alongside those who know what it takes to make it at the top.
Academy youngster Paulo Alves has expressed how highly he values the chance to learn from Liverpool’s star players and has identified the man he pays close attention to.
“I know I have to work hard and keep improving in every training session and every game I play,” the 19-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Training at Melwood with the best players in the world is an amazing experience.”
“Lucas, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino always talk to me. Watching Coutinho in training, it gives me joy to see the way he plays.”
The speed at which Alves and fellow youth prospects have integrated into the first team and just how helpful the senior players have been represents the unity at the club.
Jurgen Klopp has his players working for each other and prepared to help one another improve in a manner that plays in keeping to the idea of this being a long-term project.
We have already seen the likes of Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria play under the German and make a name for themselves. It has been a long time since we had such a talented and promising batch of youngsters and the setup is there for each of them to be given a chance to prove themselves.