Liverpool’s Luke Chambers scored for England on Wednesday night as the Under 19s beat Montenegro 2-0. The left-back has a ‘bright future’.
The U19s are the reigning champions in the competition, of course, with Chambers a part of that team. While plenty of the players have since moved up to Under 20 level for the World Cup next year, the Liverpool defender remains at this level. He’ll be hoping to go back-to-back in 2023.
And Chambers couldn’t have gotten off to a better start than with a goal. A second, coming from the debuting Sonny Perkins, was enough to clinch the points for England.
Luke Chambers scores for England
Chambers saw his reputation skyrocket this summer. First came the England U19 success, then a fine spell in pre-season with the senior side. Those performances earned praise from Kostas Tsimikas, who stands ahead of Chambers in the left-back role.
“This kid impresses me a lot,” Tsimikas told Liverpoolfc.com of Chambers. “He’s a very, very good player and always very focused in the training.
“For me, my personal advice for him is to never stop dreaming and never stop working hard, because in football that’s the most important [thing]. I’m really sure the future is bright for him.”
Chambers is one to keep an eye on, then. For perspective, England’s other scorer on the night, Perkins, has made Premier League and Europa League appearances. Liverpool’s left-back is yet to achieve that – but don’t be shocked to see him in the senior setup for a couple of games this season.
He’s impressing at every level, after all, and it feels as though Liverpool have found another great talent from their academy.