No Ballon d’Or, just first-team football: Liverpool teenager Connor Randall's ultimate dream

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Connor Randall's ultimate dream in the game is to play for Liverpool's senior side.

Liverpool defender Connor Randall has become the latest player to take part in an Academy question-and-answer session with the Reds’ official website.

Youngsters who previously took part include Jordan Rossiter, Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent and the latter two both said the same thing when asked what their ultimate dream in football was.

Both Wilson and Kent said they dreamed of winning the Ballon d’Or, which is obviously the dream of most young footballers. But when Randall was asked the same thing, he had slightly less lofty ambitions.

“To play for the Liverpool first-team,” the 19-year-old right-back said in response to the last question of the session, which is something that should excite the Anfield faithful.

Liverpool may currently be struggling for consistency but they have talented young players at the club whose number one ambition in football is to turn out for the club’s senior side.

That is not to say there is anything wrong with dreaming of winning the greatest individual prize in the game; far from it. It is exciting that Liverpool’s two brightest Academy talents having Cristiano Ronaldo’s crown in their sights.

But Randall’s ultimate dream is just as big in its own way and reminds us all that those lucky enough to turn out for Liverpool are doing what millions around the world would love to do.

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