Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe and youth team coach Michael Beale have both praised returning forward Samed Yesil on Liverpoolfc.com after seeing him net three goals in his last two games for the under-21 side.
Yesil, who was dubbed the German goal machine by the Mirror, has had to show immense character and determination to get back into contention at Liverpool, and it appears as though his hard work is paying off.
Inglethorpe praised the player’s character in particular and said everyone was pleased to see the striker back on the pitch: ‘’A young player we are delighted to see back on the pitch again is Samed Yesil and it was great to see him get two goals for the U21s when they beat Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane last Friday night.
‘’The one thing we know with Samed is he is a goal threat. He’s shown real perseverance and it’s great when you see Samed playing and scoring goals because you see that smile come back on his face.’’
Beale was equally as impressed with the youngster’s impact and mentioned it was ‘great’ to see him on the score sheet for the third time within the week against Fleetwood, but wanted to see him hit the back of the net a bit more.
He said: ‘’It was great to see Samed score again following on from his two goals in our win at Tottenham last week.
‘’We created a lot of chances but we were very wasteful in front of goal so we will be hoping to put that right against Everton.’’
The forward, who has a record of eight goals in seven games for Germany’s under-19 side, is certainly a player that should excite Brendan Rodgers, especially after a season where hitting the back of the net has been a big problem.
The fitness of the youngster has to come first at the moment, but if he continues to show this kind of form over pre-season ,then the 20-year-old could be like a new signing heading into next season.