Liverpool Youth Teams Thread

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“Nat is a humble and down-to-earth boy and realises the bigger picture. He didn’t get too carried away when he did well with the first team and he doesn’t get too down when he is injured either. He has got the right attitude and the right character to come through these setbacks.”


Got the same impression. Shame, there was a potential debut for him against Wolves. Hope he has a solid career somewhere, after he almost gave up(?) on football last summer.
 

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Ki-Jana Hoever has just been sent off for the softest foul I've ever seen! Think the referee gave it for "last man" but it seems a bizarre decision as George Johnston was covering (and was very close). The referee took a long time to decide so I assume he forgets that Johnston was covering when he made his decision.

Liverpool winning 1-0 against Brighton.
 

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Only been watching for 10-15 mins but Lewis and Camacho have impressed.
 

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Only been watching for 10-15 mins but Lewis and Camacho have impressed.
Is Lewis playing left back? I’m hoping we see him in the first team before the end of the season.. And Sweeting is wrong about him not being able to defend.
 

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Is Lewis playing left back? I’m hoping we see him in the first team before the end of the season.. And Sweeting is wrong about him not being able to defend.
Yes, finally playing at left back again.

I agree with Sweeting. I don't think Lewis is going to look at all comfortable against top players at left back and he hasn't got Trent's athleticism either. Technically he is fantastic but I think it'll take a while before he's a genuine option at first team level, if ever.
 

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Camacho hits the post after a nice turn. Easily the most threatening player since I've turned on, Brighton can't get anywhere near him. He scored the goal too.
 

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Great cross. Lewis didn't track the runner in the middle, although the guy was much taller than him so he probably wouldn't have stopped him anyway.
 

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I didn't see before the sending off of Hoever but after it he was essentially playing as a CF for most of the game in a 4-4-1.
Is there potential for him offering cover as a left winger? Am I imagining that I've seen him listed in that position?
 

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Not sure if he ever played there (think he had some games at AMC for Portugal in a 3 at the back) and he's still young so there's time if he developes well, but a bit surprised he was never tried out in central midfield. At least at that lower level. Playing in a 3 of course as one of the two advanced #8's. There is no magic ball, but just to have a little taste about what his "ceiling" might be there compared to other positions, and boy he can cover a lot of them. I don't know, maybe he's naturally too direct for that part of the pitch and we mostly use him anywhere on the sides, up or down. Would be interesting to hear what Klopp and the likes of Pep think about it.
 

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Apparently TAA is out for a few weeks with a knee injury, do you guys think it will be Comacho stepping into the side? I liked how he played against Wolves, even in that awful team display, it'd be interesting to see him get a run of games.
 

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Apparently TAA is out for a few weeks with a knee injury, do you guys think it will be Comacho stepping into the side? I liked how he played against Wolves, even in that awful team display, it'd be interesting to see him get a run of games.
I think it depends on the opposition and other absentees. I'd say the likely contenders are Fabinho (possibly as a back three), Milner, Hoever, Camacho, and Henderson.
 

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Not sure if he ever played there (think he had some games at AMC for Portugal in a 3 at the back) and he's still young so there's time if he developes well, but a bit surprised he was never tried out in central midfield. At least at that lower level. Playing in a 3 of course as one of the two advanced #8's. There is no magic ball, but just to have a little taste about what his "ceiling" might be there compared to other positions, and boy he can cover a lot of them. I don't know, maybe he's naturally too direct for that part of the pitch and we mostly use him anywhere on the sides, up or down. Would be interesting to hear what Klopp and the likes of Pep think about it.
The more I hear about the positions he's able to cover, the more I'm wondering if he's going to be a new Milner...
 

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Camacho played well as a striker for the U23 against BHA U23. Scott Jones also did well but sadly Hoever did not get a chance to show his talents due to a brainless piece of refereeing.
 

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Nothing in here that is not really common sense, but an interesting article about youth prospects trying to break through and looking abroad for chances. Curtis Jones is mentioned as being scouted, so I'll leave it here.

A few interesting quotes from anonymous scouts and directors of football types, along with anonymous parents: One football figure who attended the under-23 match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Boreham Wood on Monday evening said “you’d probably have to go to a World Cup to find more international scouts”, etc. etc.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/bundesliga-jadon-sancho-callum-hudson-odoi-premier-league-transfer-news-epl-a8729736.html