Liverpool have plenty to be excited about in the academy. The Reds have been buying up top talents from throughout the world in recent years and they’re gelling to produce some extraordinary sides. Twitter has been raving over Oakley Cannonier for Liverpool, he has nine goals in five games.
Who is Oakley Cannonier?
You know him already, you just may not know that you know.
Oakley Cannonier is already immortal in Liverpool folklore.
It was the aptly named young striker who swiftly delivered the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold for his quickly taken corner for Origiiiiii.
Now he’s making waves by himself.
The 17-year-old striker joined the Reds at U12 level and he has represented England at several youth levels.
Another Oakley Cannonier hat-trick for Liverpool
This season has gotten off to a flier for the youngster.
Oakley Cannonier netted another Liverpool hat-trick this week.
The teenager fired three past Crystal Palace to help his side to a 3-2 win.
Not only was the hat-trick impressive but it brought his total for the season up to a staggering nine goals in five games.
As a result plenty of fans are clamouring for him to step up an age group (or two).
He looks the business. The Athletic has reported that academy insiders compare him to Philippe Coutinho.
Layton Stewart’s promotion and injury left a striking hole in the U18s.
Cannonier has filled that hole superbly and we are getting excited.
It won’t be long before we see another promotion.
The teenager’s performances may even merit a spot on the bench in the EFL Cup this season.
However, he’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Kaide Gordon.
In addition, Mateusz Musialowski will be hoping for a place in the side.