Jurgen Klopp has given senior debuts to ten different players during Liverpool’s incredible 2021/22 campagin.
The list of Liverpool debuts this season contains some who will no doubt go on to be well-established starts for The Reds.
There are others who may never play for the first-team again. Here’s the full list of players to make their first Liverpool appearance during this campaign.
The established stars
Liverpool made just one senior addition last summer as Ibrahima Konate signed for £35m from RB Leipzig. The big defender made his Liverpool debut in September’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
He has gone on to play 27 times for Liverpool and is yet to lose a game. After collecting an FA Cup and League Cup for his new team, Ibou could yet start a Champions League final. What a signing.
Speaking of brilliant signings, Luis Diaz is another who looks to be an inspired bit of business. The Colombian signed in January in a stunning swoop from Liverpool.
After making his debut in January’s FA Cup victory over Cardiff City, Diaz has gone from strength to strength. Without doubt the best signing of the Premier League season, and so much more to come.
The exciting prospects
Liverpool’s 21/22 season will go down in history whatever happens in the final two games of the year. In time it may also be looked back on as Kaide Gordon‘s breakout year.
Gordon made his debut just days before his 17th birthday, coming on as a subsitute during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Norwich City in September. FA Cup and Premier League debuts followed for the player who Jurgen Klopp called ‘exceptional’ via liverpoolfc.com.
A more surprising breakout star was Tyler Morton, who made his debut in the same game as Gordon. The silky midfielder played a further eight times for Liverpool, including a start in the San Siro in December.
Conor Bradley and Owen Beck are two more players who Liverpool have high hopes for. Bradley was another to make his debut against Norwich, going on to play five games in total this season.
Beck meanwhile impressed Klopp enough in training to get a call-up for October’s Carabao Cup win over Preston North End. He made two appearances in total in a steady season.
The academy stars
Four more players stepped up from the Liverpool academy to bolster Klopp’s matchday squads in 2021/22.
As well as Beck, Harvey Blair also made his debut in the win away to Preston. It was something of a surprise to see the winger in the starting line-up but he gave a good account of himself and will hope to kick on next year.
Elijah Dixon-Bonner came off the bench in that game before starting for the first time at home to Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.
18-year-old striker Max Woltman made a dream debut off the bench in San Siro and picked up another further appearance to boot.
Last but not least, then 17-year-old Melkamu Frauendorf came off the bench against Shrewsbury at Anfield to complete the ten.