Liverpool’s academy is stacked with talent at the moment. The Reds have been steadily recruiting some of the world’s brightest young talents in order to improve the quality of the youth sides. Some of our most promising youngsters come from a bit closer to home. Some Liverpool fans have been buzzing about James Balagizi after a strong return to action.
The Liverpool U18s are a joy to watch at the moment with plenty of exciting talents making rapid progress.
Recently Kopites were raving about Mateusz Musialowski after the teenager netted a last minute winner against Everton in the Mini Derby.
Many Liverpool fans will also know the name of James Balagizi.
The 17-year-old playmaker is an England U17 international.
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He joined the Reds’ academy at U11 level after he was persuaded to leave Man City.
He signed his first professional deal with the club in September 2020.
James Balagizi v Newcastle United
This weekend saw yet another impressive win for the Liverpool U18s.
The young Reds beat Newcastle United U18s 3-0.
The game also saw Balagizi’s second successive start after returning from a three month injury lay off.
The midfielder capped a fine performance with two assists.
Balagizi assisted Dominic Corness early on in the second half to make it 2-0, shortly afterwards he bagged another assist, this time setting up Max Woltman.
The fine creative display from the youngster was just the latest in an impressive season, a campaign which has led to many fans calling for him to be given a chance in the cups next term.
Twitter reacts to Balagizi show
He’s been dubbed a very special player.
Some fans want him in the first team.
Fans are buzzing to see him next season.