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Liverpool fans react as Paul Glatzel seals U23s victory with first goal since 2019

Liverpool striker Paul Glatzel was back amongst the goals for the first time in over a year following a 4-2 victory for the under-23 team against West Ham at Rush Green FC.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool poses for a photo at The Kirkby Academy on August 27, 2020 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Glatzel, 19, has been one of the academy’s most exciting prospects for some time now.

This continued today when the young Reds recorded their fifth victory of the season to move within one point of top-spot of Premier League 2 and still with a game in hand on leaders Derby County.

The big difference for Glatzel was that he was back amongst the goals, having missed the entirety of the 2019/20 campaign due to an ACL injury.

Luis Longstaff, Liam Millar and Tom Clayton were also on the scoresheet for Barry Lewtas’ impressive outfit.

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Born in Liverpool to German parents, the youngster has been with the club since U6 level.

 

Glatzel, 19 has represented both Germany and England at youth level thanks to his dual nationality. He has been called up to both national teams at youth level on account of his deadly finishing – he netted 28 times for the U18s in the 2018-19 season.

In a pre-season friendly with Tranmere Rovers last summer, the teenager suffered a cruciate ligament injury which has kept him out for the best part of a year.

Such is the faith in the youngster’s undeniable talent that he was rewarded with a new long term contract in September 2019 during the early stages of his rehabilitation process.

Once again, Glatzel came off the bench for Lewtas’ young Reds just after the hour mark to curl home the final goal of the match from the edge of the box to seal the victory.

Billy Koumetio was also involved having recovered from injury to make his Premier League 2 debut alongside Sepp van den Berg in the heart of the defence.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 11: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool after signing a new contract at Melwood Training Ground on September 11, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Reaction

It was great to see Glatzel back among the goals for the Reds following such a torrid time with injury. Here are what a few selected supporters made of teenager’s performance.

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