17-year-old Liverpool ace Kamil Grabara praised after debut after £250k switch

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Polish youngster impressed for Liverpool under-23s.

General view during the match - Anfield, Liverpool Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool bought two first team goalkeeper this summer, adding Loris Karius and Alex Manninger to compete with Simon Mignolet.

They also added another earlier this year, snapping up Polish teenager Kamil Grabara from Ruch Chozrow.

The Mirror reported in January that Grabara, then 16, was costing the Reds a bargain £250,000.

Grabara only made his debut in a Liverpool shirt this weekend, featuring in goal for their under-23 team against Southampton.

It was not a game Grabara, now 17, will remember particularly fondly, as he conceded four goals in a 4-1 defeat.

Liverpool's Danny Ings scores their first goalLiverpool's Danny Ings scores

Danny Ings netted for Liverpool, and both players were praised by coach Michael Beale after the game despite the scoreline.

He told the club website: "There was a big positive in the performance of Danny [Ings], who played well and scored a goal, and I must also give a special mention to Kamil on his debut, who had a good performance."

Pre-season sensation Ben Woodburn also featured for the Reds, and Beale added that he was disappointed with the display.

He added: "We have worked hard in pre-season to improve defensively and whilst Southampton scored two outstanding goals, I am very disappointed with our general defending as a team."

Grabara will not be challenging the first team any time soon, but like many in Liverpool's bustling academy of talent, he is a name to keep an eye on over the next few seasons, to see if he can grow into a player capable of challenging for what has been a problem position of late.

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