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Liverpool Youth Teams Thread

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Just seen a video on that Liverpool have just signed a youth goalkeeper from Poland called Jakub Ojrzyński. Signed for 200,000 from Legia Warsaw, the 16 year old is a member of Poland U16 and has signed for us over Manchester United.
 

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Just throwing an idea out there to those that are keeping better track of our academy players than I have been (really don't seem to have much time these days).

Always wanted Liverpool to get to the point where we would have a lot of academy players in our squad and despite improvements in the quality graduating it still seems we don't have what I'd like although hoping we do soon.

Was wondering what would be the closest to an open age range academy 11? And how many of them would then stand chances of making it with us.

Had a think and I'd go with;

Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Hoever, Gomez, Larouchi; Lewis, Jones, Wilson; Camacho, Woodburn, Brewster.

It's only for fun but to explain a few choices; no idea at all which out of Kelleher and Grabara is best prospect. We don't seem to have many CM options I can think of (I don't really see Grujic as one of our academy players) so used Lewis and Wilson who have played CM and used another LB I've heard good things about (but maybe spelt his name wrong). Up front I've tried to match up to the senior set up so used Brewster and Camacho as the Salah and Mane roles with Woodburn as Firmino. And obviously Camacho is probably off but he's in there for me till he does leave.

Others might line us up differently or choose completely different players. I'd quite like to know who the TIA experts would pick and how many of my picks and their picks they think could make it for us.

If I'm feeling ruthless I think only Hoever, Jones and Brewster would join Alexander-Arnold and Gomez as players who make it with us. But I'm hopeful Larouchi, Lewis, Wilson, Woodburn and one of the keepers make it with us.
 

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Maybe a spot for Herbie kane, he had a very successful loan at Doncaster. It would surprise me if he wasn't loaned out to championship team this year to see how he performs.
 

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I refuse to give up on Woodburn but lad will need some good circumstances to align for him, starting with his fitness and then with him nailing down a role (I think it will be a central one, anything ranging from DM to CF - I think he's a player who will like to have the ball as much as possible and make things happen but I've also been impressed by his movement).

Seeing that Brewster has been promoted to first team squad, I won't comment on him. I have high hopes for Hoever, Jones, Larouci and Rhys Williams but I seriously hope Fidel O'Rourke makes it at Liverpool because look at that name! A future cult hero, surely! Herbie Kane and Clarkson are probably dark horses in this race. Hoever probably won't be going out on loan, in my opinion, the rest of them might.
 

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Found this on YouTube, a bit random (hour-podcasts with youth players), but I'll just throw it here if someone wants to listen:

 

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I refuse to give up on Woodburn but lad will need some good circumstances to align for him, starting with his fitness and then with him nailing down a role (I think it will be a central one, anything ranging from DM to CF - I think he's a player who will like to have the ball as much as possible and make things happen but I've also been impressed by his movement).

Seeing that Brewster has been promoted to first team squad, I won't comment on him. I have high hopes for Hoever, Jones, Larouci and Rhys Williams but I seriously hope Fidel O'Rourke makes it at Liverpool because look at that name! A future cult hero, surely! Herbie Kane and Clarkson are probably dark horses in this race. Hoever probably won't be going out on loan, in my opinion, the rest of them might.

Future cult hero because of names will absolutely have to include Louis Longstaff lol
 

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Liverpool signing two youth players from Sunderland according to Sunderland's owner.

I imagine one of them is Luca Stephenson, 16 year old midfielder we tried to sign last year.

No idea on the other.
 

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He was better than most of the other options we had at the time. Now, he's not. His game has regressed and we've got better.
This post, from November 5th, did not age well @ILLOK ! (It was about Origi)

Edvard Tagseth leaving Liverpool - he spent the end of the season training with Rosenborg U19s.
 

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This post, from November 5th, did not age well @ILLOK ! (It was about Origi)

Edvard Tagseth leaving Liverpool - he spent the end of the season training with Rosenborg U19s.
Tagseth is a strange one, wasn’t Gerrard wax lyrical about him?
 

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Tagseth is a strange one, wasn’t Gerrard wax lyrical about him?
Yeah he is a really good prospect but he has barely kicked a ball since getting here. He joined as a player to be fast tracked into the 1st team set up but injuries mean he is not even considered an U23 regular.

Apparently he wants more first team chances and could get that many places around Europe (possibly even joining Gerrard at Rangers).
 

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Not sure how it works but Liverpool have offered Tagseth a contract.

Apparently it is Tagseth who wants to leave - he told Norway media in March that he was going to leave at the end of his contract and Paul Glatzel confirmed as much on his Instagram but wishing him good luck with his next move.

Adekanye is also listed as having a contract offer but he has apparently already signed for Lazio.
 

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Apparently it is Tagseth who wants to leave - he told Norway media in March that he was going to leave at the end of his contract and Paul Glatzel confirmed as much on his Instagram but wishing him good luck with his next move.

Adekanye is also listed as having a contract offer but he has apparently already signed for Lazio.
A contract offer (on terms at least equivalent to their existing deal) is a necessary step if the club is going to be entitled to receive training compensation. Sometimes the clubs know that the player is set on leaving when their existing deal runs out but can only receive training compensation if they have offered the player a new contract.
 

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I refuse to give up on Woodburn but lad will need some good circumstances to align for him, starting with his fitness and then with him nailing down a role (I think it will be a central one, anything ranging from DM to CF - I think he's a player who will like to have the ball as much as possible and make things happen but I've also been impressed by his movement).

Seeing that Brewster has been promoted to first team squad, I won't comment on him. I have high hopes for Hoever, Jones, Larouci and Rhys Williams but I seriously hope Fidel O'Rourke makes it at Liverpool because look at that name! A future cult hero, surely! Herbie Kane and Clarkson are probably dark horses in this race. Hoever probably won't be going out on loan, in my opinion, the rest of them might.

Sadly Ben Woodburn seemed to get a bit heavier without getting taller. I think his more chunky physic has taken a vital edge off his game.Would love to see him bounce back but doubt if he will be the player we had all hoped to see a couple of seasons ago. I hope he can still carve out a decent career in the game.
 

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Sadly Ben Woodburn seemed to get a bit heavier without getting taller. I think his more chunky physic has taken a vital edge off his game.Would love to see him bounce back but doubt if he will be the player we had all hoped to see a couple of seasons ago. I hope he can still carve out a decent career in the game.
Obviously meant phyisique :)
 

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How’s this tony gallacher player doing?
Scottish left back we signed from Falkirk a year or so ago.
Is he ready to step up to first team yet?
 

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He's not even starting regularly for the U23's, on the bench as backup.
 

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Sadly Ben Woodburn seemed to get a bit heavier without getting taller. I think his more chunky physic has taken a vital edge off his game.Would love to see him bounce back but doubt if he will be the player we had all hoped to see a couple of seasons ago. I hope he can still carve out a decent career in the game.
The guy is talented but he is missing that yard of pace. That doesn't mean that he can't make it - it just makes it more difficult to know where to fit him into the team. It's coming towards the crunch time for him - next year, he has to start to impress and get a few games in the first team. If not, I fear that he might join the ranks of the many wonder kids that never made it.
 

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Barry Lewtas (U18s coach) says Sharif always beasts the fitness tests and works his bollocks off (paraphrasing). He hasn't stood out to me too much on the odd occasion I've seen him play but he seems primed to be a box to box midfielder. Gini, Milner and Henderson would appear to be the perfect players to learn from.