Jamie Carragher talks up 'outstanding' Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair after under-21 display

Jerome Sinclair scored as Liverpool's under-21s beat Chelsea.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher hailed teenager Jerome Sinclair as he turned in a match winning display for the under-21s.

Sinclair, 18, played a vital role in a 2-0 victory against Chelsea, winning a penalty scored by Harry Wilson, and scoring an impressive solo effort.

The teenager caught the attention of Jamie Carragher, who was watching the game at close quarters and gave his post-match thoughts to SkySports.

He said: "It was an outstanding finish. He got the penalty and was maybe fortunate in the first half but there he left them for dead. Centre backs don;t like being put in that position out wide. He has pace, composure on his weak foot. Should he be pulling it back? You cant complain when he puts it in."

Carragher was even on the pitch when Sinclair made his debut for Liverpool's first team in a League Cup clash with West Brom two seasons ago at just 16. 

The pundit believes his next step is crucial and hopes he can go out on loan before the end of this current season before trying to force his way into the first team next year.

He said: "There is someone else thats been in this team, Sheyi Ojo, who is on loan at Wigan. That's the next step, its a big step to go straight into first team there at the moment.

"The next step is going on loan to prove himself, get games under his belt in men's football, go for three points and get goals. Then hopefully next season go on pre season and show Brendan Rodgers what he can do."

Across games for Liverpool's under-21s and their under-19 UEFA Youth League teams, Jerome Sinclair has recorded nine goals in 16 games this season.

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