PHOTOS: 18-year-old academy prospect Connor Randall mixes it with Liverpool stars during training

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Teenager Connor Randall played an active role in Liverpool's first team training session this week.

Amid the big names and summer signings competing during Liverpool's training session, there was an unfamiliar face mixing it.

Teenager Connor Randall could be seen getting stuck in, and battling more experienced professionals as he sought to capitalise on the chance to be involved.

Randall was snapped with new summer signings Adam Lallana and Alberto Moreno, showing no fear as he attempted to make a positive impression.

Randall, 18, has been with Liverpool's academy for a decade already, is a right-back who has previously represented England at under-17 level.

Brendan Rodgers selected him against Shamrock Rovers at the end of last season in a friendly and he clearly is a player very much on his radar.

The teenager has to compete with new loan signing Javier Manquillo and academy breakthrough star Jon Flanagan for a place, along with Glen Johnson - but with the England international's long-term prospects at the club less than assured, Rodgers may just be seeing what Randle is made of.

Johnson's contract runs out at the end of the season, and it would not be a surprise to see Randall handed a chance in the upcoming Capital One Cup game with Middlesbrough.

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