Liverpool show the 4 academy players closest to the first-team with their Premier League squad list


Liverpool show the 4 academy players closest to the first-team with their Premier League squad list

Liverpool have put four academy products in their 22/23 Premier League squad list. The Reds clearly have plans.

Liverpool’s squad list for the Premier League season is in and there aren’t really any shocks. It is worth mentioning, however, that they’ve only named 23 of a possible 25 players.

That’s partly because the Reds boast so many Under 21 players that needn’t be registered. But it also shows that there is room in this squad for at least one extra player come January. Two, if one is homegrown.

That’s for the future, though, and the present shows a pretty diverse squad. One interesting takeaway is the academy players that Liverpool have chosen to include. Four get squad numbers as the Reds highlight those closest to the first-team squad.

Liverpool finalise 22/23 Premier League squad list

Stefan Bajcetic isn’t exactly a surprise. He’s already made his Premier League debut, of course, having come on against Bournemouth last month.

Reports suggest that Liverpool’s staff are very impressed with the youngster, too. Don’t be surprised to see more of the Spaniard throughout the campaign.

Similarly, Bobby Clark is in there. He also saw action against the Cherries and is quickly making waves at Liverpool. He hasn’t even been at the club particularly long since joining from Newcastle United. Still, the club clearly rate him very highly right now.

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Harvey Davies is in there as a fourth-choice goalkeeper. It’s incredibly unlikely that he’ll see a game, given Alisson Becker, Caoimhín Kelleher and Adrían are all ahead of him. Still, he’s the next in line – at least while Marcelo Pitaluga is out on loan.

The other academy prospect is Luke Chambers, who impressed in pre-season. The versatile talent was incredibly unfortunate not to make headlines this week, too, as he saw a long-range half-volley hit the post against Ajax U19s.

We can’t say for sure how likely it is that he gets a game – injuries to Andy Roberton and Kostas Tsimikas would likely need to happen. But it shows the faith Liverpool have in Chambers. If he keeps progressing, expect the youngster to get chances.

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