PHOTOS: Liverpool summer signing Kevin Stewart spotted in first-team training

Kevin Stewart was spotted in first-team action for the first time this afternoon at Melwood.

Amid the Mario Balotelli gamble, Emre Can shrewdness and general pillaging of Southampton FC one Liverpool signing might have slipped you by this summer.

They snapped up former Tottenham under-19 captain Kevin Stewart on a free transfer. The defender had been released by Spurs in the summer but he got another chance at Premier League football at the club he supported as a boy.

The presence of former Tottenham youth coach Alex Inglethorpe at Liverpool was likely a huge factor in his arrival and the former Crew loanee will be hoping to prove himself in the Liverpool first-team in the future.

Today he got a chance at impressing Brendan Rodgers and co in first-team training. Stewart got stuck in with the likes of Lazar Markovic and Balotelli at Melwood as he looks to try and force his way into the Liverpool first-team.

He was not the only youngster in action. Striker Jerome Sinclair was also involved as was Lloyd Jones, Jordan Rossiter and Daniel Trickett-Smith all got involved in the first-team training session this Thursday.

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