Liverpool Under-18s coach has high praise for American teenager Brooks Lennon

The striker has recently started to find his best form.

Liverpool have plenty of top talents coming through the ranks but one name that fans should remember is that of Brooks Lennon.

First of all, what a name!

With a moniker like that there is no surprise to hear that the 18-year-old striker is an American. Liverpool snapped up the teenager from Real Salt Lake in the summer and after some paperwork and injury issues he has recently started coming to the fore - including scoring against Celtic recently.

Now Liverpool's Under-18 boss Neil Critchley has been singing the praises of the talented American.

Speaking to the official Liverpool website, as quoted by Inside Futbol, Critchley stated this week:

“We’ve had to be very patient, as have Brooks and his family, to finally get his paperwork and the documents to come over.

“A lot of people have put a lot of work into it and we are delighted he is here. Brooks came over in the summer, but he had an injury so it was a frustrating time for him and us.

“We are just delighted he is now fit and training and starting to build up his minutes. He’s been working extremely hard and he is a very focused individual.

“Brooks has good talent and he’s a got a good character as well, a good personality and we are looking forward to working with him in the future."

Lennon has been dubbed a wonderkid in American soccer circles after scoring 31 goals for the Salt Lake youth team last term.

The 18-year-old certainly seems to be a player that has the backing of Liverpool going forward.

He has bags of potential and Liverpool have a good track record to bring through individuals from the youth team.

Jurgen Klopp has also shown his desire to play some of the club's youngsters. If Lennon can continue to impress then he might be on Klopp's radar soon.

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