Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for young starlets to bring to Liverpool’s notoriously exciting youth setup.
The U17 World Cup has alerted Klopp to potential stars capable of spearheading the Reds’ younger generation alongside striker Rhian Brewster.
Mexican playmaker Diego Lainez was pointed out to the German after impressing Liverpool scouts at the tournament in India, according to ESPN.
The 17-year-old scored twice in Mexico’s 3-2 group stage defeat to eventual champions England and caught the eye with a series of bright performances.
Dubbed one of Mexico’s most gifted prospects, Lainez has already broken into the first team for Liga MX club América.
Any player deemed talented enough to play for Liverpool’s youth teams is worth taking note of, with U18s manager Steven Gerrard, U23s manager Neil Critchley and Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe having set high standards.
It has been those high standards that have helped Brewster himself rise through the ranks somewhat ahead of schedule.
The teenager’s eight goals at the World Cup secured him the Golden Boot and introduced him to the rest of football, with many now questioning just how long it will be before he gets his first team opportunity.
At 17-years-old, his progress is already setting the tone for his teammates to match.