Liverpool are likely to depend on four key youth players during the festive period.
Jurgen Klopp talked up four youngster during his post-match interview after the Merseyside derby.
Speaking to Amazon, he said. “We have not the biggest squad, but even the young boys are making pressure from behind. Harvey, Rhian, Curtis and Neco Williams they really push from behind, so that’s cool.”
Such a name drop will not be without merit so here’s what we’ve seen so far from our youth standouts.
The 18-year-old Welsh full-back has made just one senior appearance for the side but impressed. With Liverpool on the verge of defeat against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup he pulled out the cross that Divock Origi rifled home to square the game. Outside of that he has consistently impressed for the Liverpool and Wales youth sides proving himself a genuine goal threat.
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The former Fulham man was one of Jurgen Klopp’s only bits of business in the summer. Since joining up with the academy 16-year-old Elliott has showed exactly why the club made a move for him. Goals, assists, tricks and flicks have all be on show from Elliott, who has earned two senior appearances this season. He looked unfazed making his debut against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup earlier this season and continued his progression against Arsenal in the next round. He’s certainly one for the future but perhaps Klopp’s going to give him a chance sooner rather than later.
The 18-year-old Liverpool lad has in my opinion been the most impressive youth player this year. His performances in the youth sides have been incredible. In 15 games so far this season he has scored 12 goals. During his outing in the League Cup he impressed against MK Dons but was left on the bench against Arsenal. A clearly fired up Jones entered the game late on and tipped it on its head. He was the catalyst to Liverpool’s revival and even scored the winning penalty at Anfield. He looks to be the next big scouse star at Anfield.
Many had expected this to be a breakout season for the highly touted 19-year-old. Brewster sits only behind Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the Liverpool strikers pecking order. Jurgen Klopp turned down a loan move for him in the summer as he expected him to play a significant role but that is yet to happen. More reports of a potential loan move have emerged of late but based off Klopp’s comments he is pushing the Liverpool first team and will feature during the upcoming hectic Christmas schedule.