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Liverpool confirm signing of teenage trio among nine first-year scholars

Liverpool have confirmed the signings of Fabian Mrozek, Mateusz Musialowski and Melkamu Frauendorf to the academy set-up at Kirkby.

The club’s youngsters have endured a six-month sabbatical from football following the ongoing pandemic as pre-season fixtures begin to pile up for Barry Lewtas and his squad.

Liverpool’s under-23’s manager for the 2020/21 campaign alongside former Premier League midfielder Gary O’Neil have begun initial preparations for next season following a number of encouraging performances in recent weeks.

The U23s were held 2-2 with The New Saints before a 4-1 victory over League Two outfit Carlisle United followed. Lewtas’ impressive team were also at it again on Monday following their 3-1 win against Derby County.

Meanwhile, the U18s have been in inspiring form following back-to-back 5-0 victories against Crewe and Huddersfield respectively.

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There were a number of encouraging performances during those victories under U18s manager Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, who was recently promoted from his role as the Under-16s head coach.

Three who particularly caught the eye were a crop of first-year scholars who were recently unveiled by the club including teenage trio Mrozek, Musialowski and Frauendorf.

 

All 16, the aforementioned trio were already known to be linking up with the Reds but their arrivals have officially been announced as part of the U18s setup.

Liverpool confirmed all three arrivals alongside an intake of first-year scholars with six additional faces added to the Kirkby academy training complex.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Barry Lewtas and Vitor Matos of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood on March 10, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Liverpool FC will face Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match on March 11, 2020. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

They will be joined by goalkeeper Harvey Davies, central defender Lee Jonas, full-back Luck Chambers, midfielder Luca Stephenson and forward duo Harvey Blair and Oakley Cannonier, again all 16.

Cannonier will be fondly remembered amongst Liverpool supporters as the ball-boy who made headlines following his role in arguably the club’s most famous ever set-piece goal where the young ball-boy handed the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold who supplied his iconic quick corner to Divock Origi against Barcelona in 2019.

The teenager alongside Blair were signed by the Reds at under-12’s level from Manchester United and Leeds respectivley.

Double signings Musialowski and Frauendorf have both found the net during their inaugural appearances with the club after the highly-rated attacking midfield duo were signed from SMS Lodz and Hoffenheim.

Bridge-Wilkinson’s team were recently given a boost on Monday following Versatile midfielder Tyler Morton putting pen-to-paper on his first professional deal an eye-catching u-18 campaign last season meaning he could be among several who make the step up with Lewtas and the U23s this time around.

Defensive duo Adam Lewis and Morgan Boyes have both departed on loan to Amiens and Fleetwood Town respectively while others listed in the academy section such as Yasser Larouci, Rhys Williams, Herbie Kane and Liam Millar are also expected to seek moves.

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