Why Liam Walsh is the Everton youngster to look out for

Everton U21 coach David Unsworth

Everton youngster Liam Walsh is a player who could break into the Everton first team this season.

Liverpool's Sergi Canos in action with Everton's Liam WalshEverton's Liam Walsh in action against Sergi Canos

For those who are yet to hear of this young talent, the one to watch out for this season is Liam Walsh, a highly-rated midfielder who has recently signed a new contract keeping him at Goodison Park until June 2019.

The 19-year-old has been of the Blues' stand out players for the Under-23s, scoring some impressive goals. Walsh has already trained with the first team squad after consistently impressing with his mature performances, and he made 17 appearances on loan for League Two side Yeovil Town last season.

Everton caretaker manager David UnsworthEverton u-23s manager David Unsworth

Following the Under-23s mid-week EFL cup defeat to Cheltenham on Tuesday, Walsh was again one of the Blues' star players despite defeat.

Everton Under-23s manager David Unsworth praised the youngster after the game. The former defender commenting on how outstanding the youngster was against Cheltenham (Liverpool Echo).

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the gameWill Ronald Koeman give Liam Walsh the chance to shine?

“I think he was outstanding," Unsworth is quoted as telling the Echo. "I thought he was the best player on the pitch. He ran the game and he was all action.

“Liam is certainly going in the right direction towards our first team.”

Koeman should have every intention of allowing youngsters to breakthrough into the squad, with Everton's fringe players failing to perform recently, the Dutchman should be looking at Walsh in particular. If the midfielder continues to shine for the u-23s, it will be hard for Koeman to ignore the young talent.

Everton's Liam WalshEverton's Liam Walsh

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