Liverpool began their pre-season campaign with a resounding 6-0 win over League One side Tranmere Rovers on Thursday.
The majority of Liverpool fans were looking forward to seeing the new signing and hot property Sepp van den Berg, however, the youngster was ineligible for the meeting.
However, numerous youngsters were handed a first-team chance by Jurgen Klopp, with Rhian Brewster standing out with a first-half brace.
Moreover, due to the ongoing success of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool and the fans are eager to find the next hidden gem.
Why? We are witnessing one of the most gruelling, awkward and troublesome transfer markets in years, therefore, it will be wonderful to have a homegrown talent, but also save a lot of money too.
Furthermore, this method has worked miraculously throughout the decades.
The likes of captain fantastic, Steven Gerrard and the brute force of Jamie Carragher have emerged through the academy in decades gone by.
However, it will be very difficult for these upcoming generations to get game time.
For instance, you have the relentless and ruthless front three and the removable object, also known as the back five.
The only time these promising youngsters may get some game time is during cup competitions or if any senior players get injured.
In addition, if Klopp does not spend as much and sees these youngsters fit, this is who we believe will be given the green light to start their fantastic careers.
Bobby Duncan is only 18 years of age and already has his name on the tongues of Europe’s elite. Duncan played over 32 games last season in all youth competitions and contributed over 26 goals, a phenomenal record. The forward also scored against Tranmere on Thursday and could be one to keep a close eye on in the coming months.
Rhian Brewster is one of the hottest prospects in world football, and there is no denying it. The U17 World Cup champion suffered a horrible injury which gave him a major setback. However, before he got injured, he contributed over 28 goals in 34 games, outstanding. And after imprssing against Tranmere, we may well see him somewhere around the first team.
The Frenchman was one of the new faces that stood out last night. In fact, he was my favourite player on the pitch due to many reasons. His work ethic and relentless pace reminded me of the Scottish ace, Andy Robertson. He is naturally a winger but playing left back recently has impressed me a lot. Hopefully, he can be Robertson’s back up for next season.
Ki Jana Hoever
The Dutchman is the future. He made his debut against a strong Wolves side away from home at the age of 16 and was very composed and mature! He is a versatile defender that can either play at right-back or centre-back. He also showed glimpses against Tranmere that he is the real deal.
Curtis Jones could be another who breaks through under Klopp. Curtis is a versatile midfielder that can play central or out wide. He scored against Tranmere on Thursday, and the use of his nimble feet and acute balance can be very deadly if Klopp nurtures him into the playmaker we want him to become.