- Jun 2, 2008
Updated the above list as I forgot a couple of players - added some U16s profiles.
U21s beat Turkey 3-2. Rhian Brewster was a second half substitute.England Call Ups
U21s: Rhian Brewster
U19s: Rhys Williams & Curtis Jones
U18s: Layton Stewart
U17s: Harvey Elliott, Jarrel Quansah & James Norris
It's petty, I know, but I'd love it if somehow it was put out there that this new deal was thanks to what the club are calling the "Bobby Duncan windfall".Nice sign of support for him. The injury couldn't have struck at a worse moment for him, especially with Duncan gone.
Seen some very high praise of Clarkson recently.Man City U18s v Liverpool U18s
GK: Jakub Ojrzynski
RB: Jack Walls
CB: Remi Savage
CB: Billy Koumatio
LB: James Norris
RCM: Niall Brookwell
DM: Leighton Clarkson
LCM: Jake Cain
RW: Tom Hill
LW: Matteo Ritacchio
CF: Layton Stewart
Currently 1-1 - Cain scored from a Clarkson assist.
I liked what I saw from him, even last season. Nice little player, quick thinking, quick turn, good technique. Reminds me of Harry Winks (I'd be over the moon if he reached his level, to be honest), and he's not playing in a position where size and speed are absolutely essential.Seen some very high praise of Clarkson recently.
I think that it is really excellent that we keep such close track of our Youth players on this forum. Even if only one comes through - like Trent, then it will again prove to have been all worth-while. At least it must be an encouragement that Jurgen takes such an interest in them - brilliant.We all dream of a team of players called Leighton...
Do you think we're missing Michael Beale from the youth set up?Mamy people refer to a "gap" or a "jump" in quality between the U23s and 1st team.
I disagree. It is more like the Grand Canyon.
The quality of Liverpool's first team is such that it is tough to envision a scenario where even one of these young players will make an impact. The fact they aren't winning games certainly highlights the issue but it is almost a different sport being played at youth level right now.
I am not excluding Brewster, Jones, Elliott, Hoever or van den Berg when I say no one at U23 level has yet shown anything to suggest they could be used in the 1st team this season.
The whole team really needs a wake up call.