Five Liverpool NextGen starlets who could break through next season

Adam Morgan And Jordon Ibe

Which players can make the grade from Liverpool's dramatic 2012-13 NextGen Series campaign?

Liverpool fought back from a poor start in the NextGen Series to earn a place in the second round this year as the team suffered from many of their better players being used regularly with the first-team under Brendan Rodgers at the start of last season.

In the end they were thrashed by the impressive Sporting Lisbon outfit in the second round, 4-0 in Lisbon, but the team took many positives from the way they showed real grit to keep themselves in contention when it seemed hope was lost.

But of the bunch which five has a chance of making an impact next season?

Conor Coady

The captain of the NextGen side has been on the periphery of the first-team for a while now and playing in an advanced position he had an excellent campaign in the NextGen Series.

Can he finally make the step up to the first-team?

Krisztian Adorjan

The Hunggarian was one of my favourite Liverpool players throughout the campaign and while he may not have an impact at Liverpool he is surely going to elsewhere.

The creative midfielder has all the technical attributes to be a success story under Brendan Rodgers but will be on loan at FC Groningen in Holland next season.

And Liverpool fans should definitely keep an eye on his progress.

Jordon Ibe

We have all caught a glimpse of the player already with an excellent cameo at the end of last season and an impressive start to pre-season for the former Wycombe Wanderers player.

Truth be told he was something of a bit-part player for Liverpool in the NextGen Series and failed to have much of an impact when he featured; but there is no doubting his talent.

Stephen Sama

The German has an excellent season last year despite some unfortunate red cards toward the end of the season.

If he can sort out that side of his game he should also start to have an impact at the club.

Ryan McLaughlin

I feel like this lad has slipped under the radar slightly so ignored the likes of Adam Morgan, Jerome Sinclair and Samed Yesil to give the right-back the recognition he perhaps deserves.

It was his performance in the 4-1 win against Inter Milan which really caught my eye; a solid defender not afraid to go marauding down the flank.

Put it this way, you can tell Dani Alves is his role model.

Who do you think can have an impact next season?

image: © NextGen Series

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