The Liverpool academy has produced some outstanding players down the years. Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard emerged from the same class, as did Ballon d’Or winning Michael Owen. Trent Alexander-Arnold recently rose through the ranks and Curtis Jones and Neco Williams are now staking their claim. Liverpool could have another Scouse superstar on their hands in the form of Layton Stewart.
Who is Layton Stewart?
Born and bred in Liverpool, Layton Stewart recently turned 18-years-old.
The Scouser plays up top for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s Liverpool U18s side.
This summer the youngster signed a new contract with the Reds having impressed throughout last season, he signed his first pro deal in February.
He netted 16 goals for the U18s last term, despite injury ruling him out from January onwards.
An impressive hat-trick
At the weekend the Liverpool U18s took on Stoke City U18s.
The Reds coasted to a 5-0 victory at the academy thanks to two goals direct from corner kicks from Dominic Corness and a superlative hat-trick from Layton Stewart.
The Scouser opened the scoring for the hosts when he rolled his defender, turning sublimely before delicately chipping the goalkeeper.
His second came from the spot when he showed great determination to charge down a loose ball and win a penalty from a panicked defender.
The hat-trick goal was the pick of the bunch as the Scouser curled one into the top corner.
Liverpool tweeted a highlight video which shows the youngster’s finishing ability in all its glory.
A Scouse superstar
Liverpool could have a Scouse superstar on their hands in Layton Stewart.
The forward showed at the weekend that he has the instinct to score any type of goal.
He can turn a defender like he isn’t there, he can hound loose balls and convert penalties and, of course, he can curl them top bins from 20 yards.
Fingers crossed the teenager continues his development and we see him given a chance or two in the cups.