A list of the world’s 50 best wonderkids contains three Liverpool players – and two reported targets.
Goal.com have put out their yearly ‘NxGn’ list that ranks the 50 top up-and-coming players on the planet. Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Goes tops this year’s edition but Liverpool feature regularly.
Young defender Ki-Jana Hoever makes No.32 in the list. The Dutchman certainly appears to have a very bright future in football. Capable of playing both right-back and centre-half, Hoever looks destined to play for the first-team before long.
No.27 is Curtis Jones. We think the young Scouser has something special about him and fingers crossed he can deliver on it. Jones certainly made the right steps this season, with two FA Cup goals – including a stunning derby winner.
The third and final Liverpool youngster on the list makes No.17 – Harvey Elliott. Signed from Fulham nearly a year ago, Elliott looks like an incredible talent. He’s still only 16, too, but already looks set for the top.
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But while the Liverpool lads stop there, a little higher up the list sees two youngsters reportedly wanted at Anfield.
The first is at No.15 and is Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka. The Mirror claimed back in February that Liverpool are tracking the teenager and who can blame them? Saka has excelled at left-back since breaking into the Gunners’ first-team and we believe there is a role waiting for him at Anfield.
Then at No.5 is Eduardo Camavinga. Sport linked the Frenchman with Liverpool last month and he’s an incredibly exciting prospect. Camavinga is just 17 and playing his first full season but already leads Ligue 1 in tackles (per Whoscored). He’s a wonderful talent in midfield and any team will face a fight for him.
So if we believe reports – and things go the right way – we could see five of these wonderkids at Liverpool. Fingers crossed, then, as that’s a very exciting proposition.