Academy

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

The latest news, updates and features on Liverpool FC’s under-18s and youth teams.

The Premier League have announced their latest revolutionary idea to assist youth players with the introduction of ‘Premier League 2’—a format which could spark...
STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - Friday, October 23, 2015: Liverpool's Tom Brewitt in action against Tottenham Hotspur during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Lamex Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool academy defender Tom Brewitt speaks to This Is Anfield about his targets for the new season, his role in the under-21s, and how...
Jurgen Klopp vs. Tranmere Rovers. Credit: Propaganda

Speaking after Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers, Jurgen Klopp suggested the Reds could combine their training facilities in the future. The German signed a...
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 19, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Trickett-Smith celebrates scoring the first goal against Leeds United during the Under-21 Premier League Cup match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Liverpool U21s could take part in the rebranded Football League Trophy in 2016/17, with the EFL Trophy announced on Wednesday. Formerly the Johnstone's Paint...
SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 19, 2015: Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira celebrates scoring the third goal against Everton with team-mate during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Haig Avenue. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's academy sides returned to the club's Kirkby training facility on Thursday for pre-season training. Michael Beale, Neil Critchley and Liverpool's youth staff have welcomed...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2009: Liverpool players warm-up before the FA Premier Academy League match against Manchester City at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Football League (this summer rebranded to the 'EFL' or 'English Football League') have announced that they are to allow Premier League academy /...
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Cleary in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A number of Liverpool's academy players are set to leave the club at the end of the season, with two announcing their departures this week.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp has shown a strong faith in youth in his first six months at Liverpool, and on Tuesday afternoon he explained his approach to development.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Nalton runs the rule over Liverpool's six academy players to start the Reds' 2-1 win at Bournemouth.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's miserable luck with injuries has continued with U18s stars Yan Dhanda and Bobby Adekanye ruled out for the rest of the season.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 4, 2016: Liverpool's goal scorers Herbie Kane and Adam Phillips celebrate their injury time 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the City Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's under-18s have progressed to the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic finish in their fifth round tie at Nottingham Forest on Thursday evening.

Liverpool U18s booked themselves a spot into the 2015/16 FA Youth Cup fifth round with a 3-0 win at home to Cardiff City U18s last week.
EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan warms-up before the FA Cup 3rd Round match against Exeter City at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With a top four finish now looking extremely slim, Jurgen Klopp should use the remaining league fixtures to integrate and prepare potential first team...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira celebrates scoring the third goal against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it was important to bring some of his talented young players back from their loan spells.
STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - Friday, October 23, 2015: Liverpool's manager Michael Beale during the Under 21 FA Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Lamex Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool under-21s boss Michael Beale speaks to This Is Anfield about youth development and how the club benefit from the loan system.

Over half way into the season, PJ Vaughan provides an overview of the Liverpool under-18 players and who has impressed him so far in 2015/16.
EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Maguire and Brad Smith applaud the travelling supporters after the 2-2 draw with Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With his squad depleted with injuries to many of his senior stars, Jurgen Klopp was forced to field a young and inexperienced side against Exeter City.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

According to reports, Liverpool are "in talks" to secure the services of Ruch Chorzow's Polish goalkeeping talent, Kamil Grabara.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool FC's academy are cutting the number of players they have on their books, seeking to focus on quantity over quality.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Phillips celebrates beating FC Basel 3-0 during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at which Liverpool under-21 players who could make an impression this season.
SWINDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 2, 2015: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in action against Swindon Town during a friendly match at the County Ground. (Pic by Mark Hawkins/Propaganda)

With the imminent start of the U18 league season, PJ Vaughan identifies 5 players worth keeping an eye on this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold made...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 30, 2015: Liverpool's Ryan Kent celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With 10 young academy stars included in Brendan Rodgers' 30-man squad for Liverpool's pre-season tour, Jack Lusby profiles these lesser-known talents.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's Lloyd Jones during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Highly rated Liverpool youngsters Lloyd Jones and Jordan Williams have joined League One sides on loan, the club confirmed on Friday.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Cameron Brannagan in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Under-21s face another fight for Premier League glory in 2015/16, with a tough fixture schedule announced on Wednesday.
MADRIS, SPAIN - Sunday, June 14, 2015: Liverpool's Harry Kewell celebrates scoring the first goal against Real Madrid during the Corazon Classic Legends Friendly match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following reports that a former players could join up with Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff this summer, Harry Kewell has been linked with an academy role.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2009: Liverpool players warm-up before the FA Premier Academy League match against Manchester City at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Once again in 2014/15, Liverpool utilised the loan system to provide their academy stars with experience. Here's how they performed.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Cameron Brannagan in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Jerome Sinclair made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, Jack Lusby selects three Liverpool Academy stars who should follow him this season.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Portuguese Youngster Paulo Alves - also known as Paulinho (Little Paul).

As Liverpool U21s ran out 2-1 winners over Leicester City U21s on Monday, Jack Lusby shines the spotlight on five potential first-team hopefuls.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 30, 2015: Liverpool's Ryan Kent celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool likely to only qualify for the Europa League this season, Brendan Rodgers says he will use it to blood the club's considerable youth banks.