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.
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.
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.