Our view: Behind the scenes, Liverpool are quietly building something terrifying

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool celebrates his goal during the FA Youth Cup game at The Swansway Chester Stadium on February 13, 2019 in Chester, England.

The Reds have just secured Paul Glatzel's services on a long-term contract - but he's not the only young goal machine at Anfield.

Paul Glatzel of Liverpool is tackled by Mitchell Culshaw of Wigan Athletic during the FA Youth Cup match between Liverpool and Wigan Athletic at Swansway Stadium on February 13, 2019 in...

It's a great time to be a Liverpool fan right now, not only because the current team is genuinely world class, but because the foundations are being put in place for the spine of a team that could go on to dominate domestically and in Europe for years to come.

On Wednesday, Liverpool announced that Anfield academy prodigy Paul Glatzel had put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Melwood (official website), just months after he penned his first professional deal with the Reds.

 

 

The 18-year-old is incredibly highly rated at Liverpool, scoring 28 goals for the Reds' Under-18s last season, including a tournament-high eight strikes as he captained the team to FA Youth Cup success.

Glatzel is currently recovering from a serious knee injury incurred during his first on-pitch involvement with the senior side in July's 6-0 friendly victory against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park, and the faith shown in him shows that he is clearly a star in the making.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Paul Glatzel of Liverpool celebrates his goal during the FA Youth Cup game at The Swansway Chester Stadium on February 13, 2019 in Chester, England.

Last year, another Liverpool goal machine in the making, Rhian Brewster, also penned a long-term contract at Anfield despite recovering from injury, and now he's back, he will be eager to repay the faith shown in him by the club and continue on his upward trajectory.

Then Harry Wilson, let's not forget, is only 22 years old and contracted to the Reds until 2023 (Transfermarkt), and considering how well he's doing on loan at Bournemouth right now, he seems well on track - and then there's Harvey Elliott, signed from Fulham in the summer, also progressing in the setup.

In Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool already have an attacking trident the envy of the footballing world, but the way things are going, the Reds are quietly putting together a front line set to terrorise and terrify opposition defences for years to come.

Rhian Brewster of Liverpool looks on during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League second leg semi finals match against Barcelona at Melwood on May 06, 2019 in Liverpool,...

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