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Liverpool talent wows Pep Lijnders, he 'scored seven goals' on Wednesday
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Liverpool talent wows Pep Lijnders, he 'scored seven goals' on Wednesday

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders has praised Reds academy prodigy Jake Cain for his efforts in pre-season training.

On Wednesday, Lijnders told the club’s official website how the 19-year-old scored seven goals in a session, including some “worldies”.

Jurgen Klopp’s assistant has been updating Reds fans with a training diary from pre-season sessions.

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“We had a good, hard session on Wednesday morning,” he wrote.

“The highlight was the pressing of the yellow team.

“Leighton also played a brilliant through ball to Diogo, sending him one-on-one.

“Vitor also took a small group for some extra work and Jake Cain scored seven goals, including some worldies.”

Liverpool gem Jake Cain – the new Jordan Henderson?

Cain was in and around the Liverpool first-team last season.

He made nine Champions League matchday squads and two Premier League matchday squads in 2020-21.

In 2019-20, meanwhile, Cain made his Reds debut, in the FA Cup fourth round replay win over Shrewsbury.

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According to the Echo, regular observers say his running power and is something to behold.

Indeed, there have even been early comparisons to Jordan Henderson, added the outlet.

At Under-23 level, Cain scored six goals and claimed five assists from 17 Premier League 2 appearances last term.

He also scored in one of his three EFL Trophy appearances in 2020-21.

It’s a superb tally for a midfielder and it clearly shows he’s ready for a step up – will it be next season?

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