‘The reincarnation of Coutinho’; The new Michael Owen: 3 Liverpool youngsters to watch in 2022
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'The reincarnation of Coutinho'; The new Michael Owen: 3 Liverpool youngsters to watch in 2022

Liverpool fans have seen a number of talented youngsters feature in the first team over the past year.

Last year’s crisis in defence saw the likes of Neco Williams, Rhys Williams and Billy Koumetio get game time.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also a huge fan of playing academy stars in the cup competitions.

We’ve seen the likes of Kaide Gordon and Tyler Morton excel in recent months.

Now, which other Liverpool talents should fans look out for in 2022? The Boot Room takes a look.

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Melkamu Frauendorf

Frauendorf is a 17-year-old midfielder who joined Liverpool in August 2020 from German side Hoffenheim.

He subsequently signed his first professional deal at Anfield in July 2021.

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To date, Frauendorf has made 34 appearances for Liverpool at age level, registering an impressive 11 goals and five assists.

This season, the teenager has four goals and four assists from 11 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League and Under-19 UEFA Youth League.

Described by the Liverpool website as “an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal”, Frauendorf has already featured for Germany at Under-18 level.

His style of play has been compared to Roberto Firmino.

Mateusz Musialowski

Musialowski is an 18-year-old winger and attacker who has made waves at Kirkby since arriving last year.

He who joined the Liverpool academy from Polish outfit Lodz in August 2020.

The Poland youth international has made 42 appearances for the Anfield outfit at age level, registering 16 goals and three assists.

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Musialowski’s record for the Under-18s is superb – 12 goals and three assists from 26 appearances.

For the Under-23s, he has three goals from 11 appearances.

And at UEFA Youth League level, he has one goal from five appearances.

Liverpool fans have regularly singled Musialowski out for his impressive displays and have high hopes for him.

There have even been comparisons to Philippe Coutinho and Eden Hazard.

Oakley Cannonier

Cannonier famously played a part in Liverpool scoring their fourth goal against Barcelona in their 2018-19 Champions League semi-final second leg.

The 17-year-old quickly got the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who in turn bamboozled the Barca defence with a quickly-taken corner for Divock Origi to curl home.

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Cannonier recently told LFCTV (via Goal.com): “I want to be known as a ‘legend’ for a different reason, not for being a ballboy!”

And he’s certainly been doing that – this season, the Liverpool U18s forward has a staggering 15 goals from just 11 U18 Premier League games.

Liverpool fans have compared Cannonier’s style of play to Sergio Aguero, Roberto Firmino and Michael Owen.

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