Liverpool are blessed. Not because Andy Carroll doesn’t play for them at the moment but because the club’s youth system is churning out talent at the rate of some sort of industrial factory.
Suso and Raheem Sterling have made the grade this season, Jerome Sinclair and Jordon Ibe are being tipped for Premier League introductions next season. It’s Sinclair who is grabbing a lot of the attention at the moment for the Under-18 side having made his senior debut earlier in the season during the League Cup.
Every single time their Under-18 side or Development Squad has a game, it seems that some sort of magnificent goal always gets scored or the overpowering quality of a more senior star becomes the talking point.
It seems to be something which Liverpool fans should be very proud of. At a time when the ability of sides to go out and spend millions on players has never been greater, they have stayed true to their roots producing some of the best young players in the country.
Sinclair is one of the most promising English strikers to emerge from any youth team in recent times and the fact he’s still only 16-years-old makes his impact all the more remarkable.
Any striker who can take the ball from a wide position, beat a bunch of players, lose his balance and then curl the ball into the corner of the goal has to have some talent. Why one of the Wolves players didn’t just trip him up and take a yellow is beyond me.
Check out his goal, head to 3:30 for the start of the build up;
What do you think? Good prospect?
image: © Nigel Wilson