A round up of the latest news from the Liverpool youth ranks and the younger stars.
Liverpool youngster Jon Flanagan has revealed his motivation to succeed in the first team; the way his father was released after his time at the club.
“I remember Phil coming into the academy and doing a speech on my dad, saying his attitude was all wrong and all that - He knew where he went wrong and didn’t want me to make the same mistakes. You also have to get the attitude right yourself,” the 21-year-old is quoted by the Daily Star.
Liverpool are one of the sides thought to be mulling over a move for teenage Marseille star Maxime Lopez. The French club fear that a big money offer from a Premier League side could be enough to tempt the teenager away from French football.
Italian source Tutto Mercato has claimed that Liverpool have been scouting 17-year-old Hellas Verona star Mohamed Fares. The Reds, along with Manchester City, reportedly had scouts watching him play at a recent youth football tournament in Italy.
Liverpool were reportedly snubbed in attempts to re-sign Thomas Ince on deadline day last month. The midfielder has been constantly linked with a move back to Anfield but he opted for a loan switch to Crystal Palace over the second half of the season.
“Liverpool were in but I don't think Thomas is ready to go to Liverpool yet,” Palace boss Tony Pulis told Sky Sports.
Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has revealed he wants to keep Liverpool’s Conor Coady at the League One club. Clough admitted earlier this week that he would be keen to extend the 20-year-old’s loan deal.
“Conor Coady’s loan is up in three weeks’ time, so we’ve got a decision to make on that. It depends on Liverpool. They’ll make the decision on that one,” said Clough.
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