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READING, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Liverpool's players look dejected after losing 5-4 on penalties after a 4-4 draw against Reading during the FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final match at the Madejski Stadium. Jordan Rossiter, Harry Wilson, Daniel Trickett-Smith, Daniel Cleary, Jordan Williams, Sergi Canos, Sheyi Ojo (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool have bowed out of the FA Youth Cup after losing on penalties to Reading at the Madejski Stadium - the quarter final had...

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Frank McParland and Rodolfo Borrell left Liverpool Football Club last week despite what seemed to be a highly successful period of youth development under...
COLWYN BAY, WALES - Tuesday, August 28, 2012: Wales' Harry Wilson in action against Poland during the International Friendly Under-16's match at Eirias Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool fans exploded with interest at the shock news that Liverpool U18s winger Harry Wilson had been called up to the Welsh first team...

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In his latest piece on youth football for the site, Michael Sweeting looks at what makes and breaks a young player coming through Liverpool's...
Connor Coady

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England under 20's kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 2-2 draw last night, captained by Liverpool academy midfielder Conor Coady. Academy reporter...

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The Under 21s Premier League has drawn to a close on its inaugural season. The new format has produced more travel, more matches and...

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Liverpool U21s moved themselves into 2nd place in the U21s Elite Group with a comfortable win over bottom of the table West Brom at...

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Daniel Trickett-Smith was the hero with an injury time equaliser as Liverpool came from 2-1 down to take a vital point at home to...

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On the 21st March 2013, Academy Director Frank McParland revealed that Liverpool has signed Hungarian schoolboy Kristof Polgar from MTK Budapest… but who is...

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It doesn’t immediately strike you as the obvious site for one of Europe’s finest football academies. It isn’t sprawling luxuriously across the foothills of...

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Liverpool FC under 21's coach Alex Inglethorpe claims that several of the injured players in the his squad were on the verge of making...

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Liverpool Academy Director Frank McParland has defended the club’s record on youth team signings this season claiming that it is an improvement in quality...

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Liverpool’s ideal situation would be to combine the first team and Academy at the Kirkby base, according to Liverpool’s Academy Director Frank McParland. The owners,...

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Liverpool’s Academy has quite rightly developed a world class reputation since the reforms of Rafael Benitez and Frank McParland were incorporated, becoming the home...

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Michael Sweeting brings you a round-up of Monday’s Academy games which provided the perfect remedy to a shocking first team display on Sunday. Liverpool U17s...

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Jordan Henderson, often maligned by Liverpool fans, has recently developed into a standout performer. Michael Sweeting takes a look at the midfielder's career and...

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Michael Sweeting discusses the positives and negatives of signing Dutch international Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan. Wesley Sneijder (fstockfoto / Shutterstock.com) The positives to signing...
LFC Academy

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LFC academy director Frank McParland recently said the club's target is to have 50% of the first-team squad having coming through the academy. We...

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Two goals from Krisztian Adorjan were not enough to salvage a point as Liverpool U19s were beaten 3-2 in Milan on Wednesday as their NextGen campaign got off to a disappointing start.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will include 18 year old Samed Yesil in his squad to face Young Boys in the Europa League this week, we take a closer look at the German dubbed 'Gerd'.

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Michael Sweeting discusses the FA's new Under 21's League that is introduced this season, a step in the right direction...?

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Michael Sweeting describes the experience as he attended Liverpool's 3-1 friendly win over Bayer Leverkusen in the press box at Anfield on Sunday.

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Reserve and academy reporter Michael Sweeting takes a look at forward Nathan Eccleston who looked set to be leave the club this summer but is now impressing in training under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

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Liverpool Football Club has unveiled its stadium expansion plans with detailed proposals for the expansion of its Main Stand and outline proposals for expansion...