Since Jürgen Klopp arrived Liverpool have typically used the FA Cup as a proving ground for precocious young talents. We’ve seen debuts from bright wonderkids, supported by senior pros. This year shouldn’t be any different. We believe Layton Stewart should be handed his Liverpool debut in the FA Cup.
FA Cup proving ground
The FA Cup is where the magic happens.
From giant killings to hero making. The Cup provides special moments, it gives players the chance to be immortalised.
Last year we saw Curtis Jones take his chance in the competition.
The Scouser, now a first team regular, was handed a start against Everton and he took the opportunity with both hands.
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Jones netted the winner in the Derby, curling one into the top right hand corner – the only goal of the game.
Layton Stewart star in the making
The Reds academy is brimming with talent.
Some of the talent is imported, plenty of it is home grown.
Layton Stewart is a Scouser and one with bags of potential.
The 18-year-old has been a star of the academy this season, netting 13 times in nine games for the U18s.
His strong form has earned him a call up to the U23s, his pace and instinctive finishing ability drawing comparisons with Fernando Torres.
Layton Stewart Liverpool debut
The Reds have Aston Villa away in the FA Cup third round this season.
The Midlands side will be hoping for a cup run, the Reds will be hoping to give youngsters some vital experience.
Layton Stewart should be handed his Liverpool debut in the FA Cup.
The teenager has been in such prolific form in the academy and Divock Origi has consistently wasted his chances as a sub.
The Belgian could well be set to leave the club in January, with the game being played on the 8th it could be wise to play Stewart in order to not risk injuring Divock ahead of any potential move.
Hopefully we’ll Stewart’s good form rewarded and the fans will get a glimpse into the future.