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Future is bright for Liverpool with crop of fantastic under-23s

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 13: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Rhian Brewster and Rafael Camacho of Liverpool shows his appreciation to the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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Future is bright for Liverpool with crop of fantastic under-23s

While Liverpool currently boast one of their best senior squads in recent history, there’s also a lot to be said about their current crop of under-23s.

After enduring an embarrassing defeat against Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup, Liverpool’s youngsters received some backlash from fans in response to the score update on Twitter.

Nevertheless, the Reds bounced back with a 1-0 win in the mini-derby against Everton under-23s, and it highlighted some of the quality available to Jurgen Klopp should he choose to call anyone up to the first team.

(photo by Nikola Krstic/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Wide man Rafael Camacho and creative midfielder Curtis Jones have both been present in first team training in recent months, as reported by ESPN.

 

Adam Lewis has also enjoyed spells at Melwood, as the Mail report that Klopp sees him as an immediate replacement Alberto Moreno, who is expected to leave at the end of his contract.

Defender Nathaniel Phillips impressed in pre-season, while fellow centre-back Conor Masterson was named on the bench for the UEFA Champions League tie with Manchester City at Anfield.

 (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Ben Woodburn made headlines for his debut goal against Leeds in 2016, and the much sought-after Rhian Brewster is expected to make waves when he returns from an ankle injury, which he suffered after signing a new long-term deal at the club in July.

Though Klopp has great strength in depth available to him, there’s just as much to be excited about in his youth teams waiting to get their chance with the senior players.

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Adam is a freelance sports writer and broadcaster. Formerly the Media and Communications Officer at Macclesfield Town Football Club, he has also contributed to FourFourTwo, Mirror Sport and Express & Star.

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