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2FNH4EX Seattle Sounders defender Brad Smith (11) reacts to scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS match against LAFC at Lumen Field, Tuesday, May 16, 2021, in Seattle Washington. Sounders FC defeat LAFC 2-0. (Matt Ferris/Image of Sport/Sipa USA )

4 former Liverpool academy players making a trade in MLS

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's Brad Smith looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 to West Ham United after the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The former Liverpool defender indebted to Jurgen Klopp who is shining in MLS

Ex-Reds Watch: How are Liverpool’s summer outgoings faring in 2016/17?

Ex-Reds Watch: How Liverpool’s summer outgoings have started the season

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 15, 2016: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe in action against West Bromwich Albion during the final Premier League match of the season at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp on the chances of re-signing Jordon Ibe & Brad Smith

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's Brad Smith looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 to West Ham United after the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

CONFIRMED: Brad Smith joins Bournemouth in £6 million deal

Liverpool Transfer News Roundup: Smith, Sakho, Benteke, Allan, Kent & more

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's Brad Smith looks dejected as his side lose 2-0 to West Ham United after the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brad Smith leaves US to seal Bournemouth move, deal includes buy-back clause

Liverpool Transfer News Roundup: Zielinski, Chilwell, Flanagan, Markovic & Smith

CHESTER, WALES - Monday, May 4, 2015: Leicester City's Ben Chilwell in action against Liverpool during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool no closer to signing Ben Chilwell, could opt for 2017 move

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2015: Liverpool's dejected players James Milner, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva and Dejan Lovren after the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s Unwanted: Where next for the Reds’ likely departures?

Friday’s Liverpool Transfer News: Mane, Ibe, Dahoud, Smith & Chilwell

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 15, 2016: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring the first equalising goal West Bromwich Albion to level the score at 1-1 during the final Premier League match of the season at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

West Brom draw caps positive season for Liverpool’s academy ranks

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)

Liverpool’s 6 academy starters show their quality against Bournemouth

James Nalton runs the rule over Liverpool’s six academy players to start the Reds’ 2-1 win at Bournemouth.

Moreno, Smith, Flanagan – How do Liverpool solve their left-back problem?

With Alberto Moreno coming under fire following a downturn in form in 2016, Jurgen Klopp may be looking to address his problems at left-back.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Pedro Chirivella during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Young Liverpool stars ready for Premier League after FA Cup performances

The performances of a number of Liverpool’s young talents in Tuesday’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat to West Ham United proved they are fit for the Premier League.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart in action against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp’s youngsters produce spirited, classy showing in West Ham stalemate

Liverpool’s draw at home to West Ham may have been far from a thriller, but Jurgen Klopp’s youngsters did themselves proud.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - Friday, January 22, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Does Alberto Moreno risk losing his place to Jon Flanagan or Brad Smith?

Alberto Moreno could be in danger of being axed by Jurgen Klopp in the coming weeks.

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ojo, Smith and Brannagan eyeing first-team roles at Liverpool in 2016

After Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Exeter City on Friday night, Jurgen Klopp’s young stars are keen to establish themselves in the first team.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, Deccember 10, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Sion at Stade de Tourbillon. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp’s Sion selection not helped by conditions as Smith takes opportunity

Criticising the conditions in Sion after Liverpool’s final Europa League group clash, Jurgen Klopp may have rued his approach to team selection.

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Liverpool's Brad Smith in action against Shamrock Rovers during a postseason friendly match at Lansdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brad Smith: Liverpool’s academy full-back coming back from the brink

Marking his first appearance for Liverpool in almost two years with an assist in Wednesday’s 6-1 win over Southampton, Brad Smith capped a remarkable comeback.

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)

U21s show fighting spirit despite defeat – 5 talking points from Man United 3-2 Liverpool

Liverpool U21s fell to a disappointing 3-2 defeat to rivals Manchester United on Monday evening, but there were many positives to discuss.

ST HELENS, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 8, 2013: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the NextGen Series Group 5 match against Inter Milan at Langtree Park. Back row L-R: Ryan McLaughlin, Lloyd Jones, goalkeeper Ryan Fulton, Marc Pelosi, Jakub Sokolik, Jordan Ibe, Samed Yesil. Front row L-R: Krisztian Adorjan, captain Conor Coady, Brad Smith, Jerome Sinclair. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

6 Liverpool Under-21 players with doubts over their future

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

5 Liverpool Players Who Would Benefit From a Loan Move This January

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 29, 2013: Liverpool's Brad Smith in action against Chelsea during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool recall left-back Brad Smith as Alberto Moreno questions raised

Liverpool Loans Update: Origi absent, Ibe starts, Wisdom, Albert and co.

LFC Loan Watch Update: Origi, Teixeira, Wisdom, Ibe and all

Ben Twelves takes a look at how Liverpool’s eight loaned players performed for their temporary clubs in the weekend fixtures around Europe.