Liverpool have one of the strongest first teams in world football. In that first team is a Scouser from the academy, we’ve had plenty of first team stars rise through the ranks over the years. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen are three shining examples from the recent past. Liverpool may have another fine prospect on their hands. Layton Stewart scored another hat-trick this weekend, he should be considered for a call up for cup games.
Strong start to the season
The Reds kicked off their Premier League U18s campaign with an impressive 5-0 victory over Stoke City.
The young Reds dominated the game with Dominic Corness scoring directly from a corner on two occasions and Layton Stewart scoring a hat-trick.
Stewart’s hat-trick was a joy to behold, showing everything needed to be a top goal scorer.
The following game was a disappointing run out as the youngsters fell to a 3-1 defeat against Manchester City’s U18s.
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Layton Stewart nets another hat-trick
This weekend Layton Stewart netted yet another hat-trick.
The Scouser scored all three goals as the young team beat Blackburn Rovers’ U18s on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s side dominated possession and bided their time waiting for a breakthrough, one which Stewart provided just before halftime.
The Scouser then won and converted a penalty shortly after play resumed. His third was a smartly taken finish just after the hour mark.
First team beckons
Caoimhe O’Neill recently wrote a profile on the young Scouser for The Athletic, a piece in which she comments on comparisons between the striker and the iconic Fernando Torres.
Given the teenager’s rich vein of form the club should consider giving him an appearance or two in the cups this season, as long as he keeps scoring goals.
The wonderkid has all it takes to make it to the top, just look at the manner in which he scored his hat-trick against Stoke City.
Fingers crossed he maintains his form and we see him make a step up in the near future. He won’t be a first team regular for some years but it would be good to catch a glimpse of him from the bench.