Injured Liverpool youth players were on verge of first-team call-up

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

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 first team debuts.

Fans met with Rodolfo Borrell, Frank McParland and Alex Inglethorpe at the Academy.
Fans met with Rodolfo Borrell, Frank McParland and Alex Inglethorpe at the Academy.

Singling out Brad Smith, Inglethorpe said that he was hitting form to make himself a genuine contender for the first team.

Smith had been seen as a bit part player before Inglethorpe’s arrival earlier this season but the full back then hit great form including an impressive performance at home to Inter Milan in the NextGen Series.

The Australian-born English youth international suffered ligament damage at the start of the calendar year after going down off the ball against Southampton, just at point when it was possible he’d be included in first team football.

The severity of the injury has ruled Smith for the season but he is expected to be included in the first team’s pre-season tour.

The other players who were close to first-team call-ups were German forward Samed Yesil and versatile American Marc Pelosi.

Inglethorpe was speaking to fans groups at a briefing held at the club’s Kirkby Academy today.

See also:
Liverpool look to secure ‘one club’ future
Liverpool Academy recruitment is “ongoing”

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Fan Comments