Liverpool academy boss Alex Inglethorpe singles out Joao Teixeira and Jerome Sinclair for praise

The two recently featured in the Liverpool all-stars fixture at Anfield.

Liverpool have plenty of top young talent coming through the ranks, and a great record of bringing through players over the years.

At the moment the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jordon Ibe and Jon Flanagan have all come through as teenagers at Anfield. Then there are the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler from the past two decades who have made the grade.

So who is the next young star to emerge at the club?

Last weekend several of the young players got the chance to feature in the Liverpool all-stars game and now, academy director Alex Inglethorpe has highlighted the two to look out for in his column for the official Liverpool website - Jerome Sinclair and Joao Teixeira.

He said: "It was a proud moment for Jerome Sinclair, Joao Carlos Teixiera, Cameron Brannagan, Joe Maguire and Lawrence Vigouroux who all played a part in the game and all of them can hold their heads high with pride.

"Playing alongside Thierry Henry in a forward line is something Jerome will never forget. Jerome has worked really hard this season and has really applied himself, and I think he is starting to reap the rewards of his hard work. He is on loan with Wigan Athletic now alongside Sheyi Ojo and he will benefit greatly from that.

"It was a fantastic opportunity for the lads to all have a little part of the afternoon. It was great to see Joao back because he is having a great season on loan at Brighton."

Sinclair has played for Liverpool's first-team. He featured in a League Cup match against West Brom back in 2012, becoming Liverpool's youngest-ever player in the process.

But he spent a lot of time injured last term and will now hope to shine during his stint at the DW Stadium.

Teixeira has been in good form for Brighton and Hove Albion this season. He has played in over 30 games and will be hoping to make it as a first-teamer at Anfield in the years to come.

So the praise they have received from Inglethorpe will no doubt give the young players a big confidence boost going forward.

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