Liverpool have gotten into the habit of snapping up top youth talents in recent seasons. The Reds have been hoovering up wonderkids and they are impressing in the academy. This summer Liverpool signed Bobby Clark, allegedly beating Manchester United, Leeds United, Manchester City and Spurs to his signature.

Wonderkid recruitment

Liverpool have been relentless with their youth recruitment in recent years.

Following the European Cup win in Madrid the Reds signed Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.

The following summer Mateusz Musialowski, Melkamu Frauendorf and Marcelo Pitaluga arrived, a few months later the exciting Kaide Gordon joined from Derby County.

This summer Liverpool signed Bobby Clark and he’s already impressing.

Liverpool win Bobby Clark race

The Reds’ academy was strengthened further over the summer.

Liverpool signed Bobby Clark from Newcastle United.

The Athletic has now reported that the Reds beat Manchester United, Leeds United, Manchester City and Spurs in the race for the 16-year-old wonderkid.

Academy director Alex Inglethorpe managed to persuade the youngster with Jürgen Klopp’s record of bringing through youth players another key factor.

Son of Newcastle United fan favourite Lee Clark, the youngster operates best as a 10 and such is his potential that Steve Bruce was left angered by the player’s departure.

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Next steps

Clark is already impressing for Liverpool, he netted on his debut for the U18s.

The Athletic has also said that Pep Lijnders and Jürgen Klopp were impressed with the youngster when he trained with the senior squad during the international break.

As a result there are murmurings that he could turn out for the U23s squad before he turns 17-years-old in February.

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