Liverpool youngster Jarell Quansah has been named in the official UEFA Team of the Tournament for the recent U19 Euros.
Quansah started all five games for England. The 19-year-old scored the winner in the semi-final victory over Italy and even laid on an assist in the final.
His impressive performances helped his country to the trophy, and have now been recognised on an individual basis too. Well done, Jarell!
Decisions to be made over next steps
Quansah isn’t a player who has so far seemingly been on Jurgen Klopp’s radar at Liverpool. He certainly should be now.
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It’s something of a shame that the teenager is still on an elongated break before linking up for pre-season. Had he arrived at the same time as the rest of his academy teammates, he may have got the chance to shine in first-team training.
Instead, his exploits in Slovakia mean that he’s still away for now. It’ll be interesting to see whether Klopp sees fit to put him with the senior squad when big hitters like Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate return this weekend.
Unfortunately for Quansah, Liverpool currently aren’t short of quality at centre-back. Beyond the four senior starters, there’s also Rhys Williams, Nat Phillips and even Sepp van den Berg to deal with.
As a result, it may be the right time for the Warrington-born defender to seek out a loan move.
He’s now proven to be too good for young players of his own age. Heading to a lower league club for regular game-time could be just what he needs in the long-run.
Failing that, if Liverpool do move on Williams, Phillips and van den Berg, he could make for a perfect fifth-choice at Liverpool next season.