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Three starlets to breakthrough at Liverpool next season, including Spanish prospect

We take a look at three young players you should watch out for at Liverpool next season.

Liverpool have one of the strongest academies in England and following on from the success of Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling this season, it could prove to play just as an important part in their title push next season.

Along with the array of experienced international players at Liverpool, they also boast a first-team squad with a large number of graduates and young players.

We take at three young players we feel could emulate Flanagan and Sterling and play a part for Reds next season.

Jordon Ibe

After playing an important part of Birmingham's survival last season, the talented England under-19 international may look stay at Liverpool next season and earn himself first-team role.

Like Sterling, the 17-year-old winger is full of pace, flair and creativity and on his day can act as a dementor for any Premier League defence.

For a young player, I feel Ibe's decision making is exceptional and although there is room for improvement, he has the intelligence to make real strides this summer.


After appearing in 14 Premier League games already, it could be argued that touting the Spaniard for a 'breakthrough' may be loose-term. However, I am fully behind the Spanish under-21 midfielder playing a big part next season, which is something he didn't get previously.

The reputation of the youngster grew with each game in Spain and at one point in the season, he was even the statistically the most creative player in La Liga.

I'd back the player, after a full pre-season, to go on to big things next season and could even look to match the impact Sterling had this season.

Joao Carlos Teixeira

The 21-year-old won the plaudits of both Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard last season after he won the last-minute penalty against Fulham to aid Liverpool in their title fight.

'We introduced another young player in Joao Teixeira, who has done well in our reserve team,' said Rodgers. 'Not only did he show that he could come in and play with some top players, he's also shown he can fight for the team.'

However, Gerrard reserved the highest praise of the talent, commenting: 'It has only been a matter of time. I watched this kid a couple of years ago playing for Sporting Lisbon against Anfield in a youth game; I could see straight away he was the best player on the pitch.'

The Portuguese youth international will be hoping for more plaudits to come his way next season as he attempts to break into the Liverpool first-team. 

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