Liverpool have brought some incredible players through the academy down the years. Michael Owen won a Ballon d’Or, Steven Gerrard etched his name in history and Jamie Carragher scored a silly amount of own goals. We’re always excited to hear about the emergence of the next best thing, we could get a glimpse next week. Layton Stewart should make his Liverpool Champions League debut against FC Midtjylland.
Liverpool take on Midtjylland
The phrase dead rubber was invented for ties like these.
Next week Liverpool take on FC Midtjylland in Denmark with both sides certain of their finishing spot in the group.
The Reds will finish top no matter what, the Danes will finish bottom.
Naturally, this means that the game is of no consequence – it is a friendly at best, to be played out for posterity’s sake.
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We will likely see a heavily rotated Liverpool side as a result.
Who is Layton Stewart?
18-year-old Scouser Layton Stewart is one of the finest prospects at the Liverpool academy.
The striker has been in lethal form for the U18s this season and has since been called up to the U23s after injuries to Paul Glatzel and Joe Hardy.
The youngster has drawn comparisons to Fernando Torres for his turn of pace and instinctive finishing ability.
He’s already scored hat-tricks this season, he promises to be a star of the future.
Layton Stewart Liverpool Champions League debut
Jürgen Klopp will be looking to rest as many players as he can on Tuesday night.
Layton Stewart should make his Liverpool Champions League debut against FC Midtjylland as a result.
The Scouser has a bright future ahead of him and fixtures like this are the perfect opportunity to show faith in him and give him vital minutes.
He needs first team experience in order to develop, there’s no better time to give him it.
It is a big occasion but the pressure is off. Give Layton Stewart his Liverpool debut.