Liverpool fans won’t have seen much of Rafa Camacho before this summer, but it’s fair to say that along with Curtis Jones, he might be the next Academy starlet to make the grade.
The 18-year-old has been used as a winger at youth level, but Jurgen Klopp’s deployed him at right-back – and it’s maximised his ability to overlap and cross.
Last night against Manchester City, Camacho expertly delivered for Mo Salah to nod in our equaliser, having cut back back onto his left foot and spotted the Egyptian’s run.
It topped off an excellent performance in general – but all summer he’s barely put a foot wrong.
In fact, many Reds were speculating whether he could leapfrog Nathaniel Clyne as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s backup at right-back, although we find that discussion a little premature!
Liverpool always have that one breakthrough player from the academy.
Trent, Woodburn just to name a a couple.
However, this year 3 have really impressed. Curtis Jones, Rafa Camacho & Nat Phillips. #LFC
— 𝘼𝙣𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙀𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 (@AnfieldEffect) July 26, 2018
Rafa Camacho was brilliant too setting up Mo. Nice play from the youngster. Been a real surprise packet this preseason.
— Skippy Johnston 🦘 (@LukeAFoley) July 26, 2018
Friendly reminder that City didn't want Rafa Camacho
— El Mans (@el_mansfield) July 26, 2018
Rafa Camacho is a 18 year old winger yet he is a better RB than Clyde
— oscar (@cloppoflopp) July 26, 2018
RAFA Camacho, what a fucking pass. This guy is something special.
— Anfield Agenda (@AnfieldAgenda) July 26, 2018
Rafa Camacho is 10 x more effective than Origi at the moment
— Kop Corner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@KopCornerYNWA) July 22, 2018
I want Rafa Camacho as a back up, I really rate him
— jpt (@LFCradiactivo) July 26, 2018
Rafa Camacho is a real player
— hash (@hashimburr) July 26, 2018