Not many will remember Liverpool signing Tony Gallacher from Falkirk back in January 2018…
The then-teenager arrived from Scotland to compete for our U23s – but we’ve barely heard about him since.
The likes of Adam Lewis and Yasser Larouci have been given the occasional chance in friendlies at left-back, but Gallacher, now 20, has never been in contention.
During the international break though, the Scot has been training with the first-teamers not away on duty with their countries which according to This Is Anfield is ‘rare’…
Liverpool have another left-back coming through the ranks in Colombian Anderson Arroyo, but he’s currently on loan at Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic!
Out of the current crop of young left-backs, we have highest hopes for Larouci based on what we saw in the pre-season friendlies – but it’ll be a very long time before one of them is competing with Andy Robertson for minutes.
James Milner is his first reserve, and we may see the vice-captain v Crystal Palace on Saturday due to Robbo’s injury.