With yet another international break upon us, it gives us all a chance to stop and catch our breath. It was a busy fixture list leading into the break. During that time the first team has most of our focus. Now that we have a bit more time, it’s time to take a look at some important updates from the Liverpool Academy.
Liverpool U-18s smash Seven goals past Sunderland U-18s – It’s always a nice feeling to watch youth talents at a big club shine. It gives tremendous vibes for the future. Trent Kone-Doherty is the ultimate vibe right now following his hat trick performance.
Trey Nyoni scored an absolutely superb half-volley from outside of the box for his 3rd in three matches. It was great skill by the Liverpool U-18 No. 10.
The future Reds attack appears to be in good hands on current form at the Academy.
Trey Nyoni, 16, exceeding expectations at U-18 level – As mentioned above, Nyoni scored a stunning goal in their recent match and it was just a continuation of his fast development at the Academy.
He came to Liverpool from Leicester City this summer and he is proving to be a coup for the Liverpool powers that be.
In addition to his U-18 exploits he has had a couple of cameos at U-21 level which is no small feat for any 16-year old.
Could he make a Stefan Bajcetic or Ben Doak type rise? That remains to be seen but the early returns are very good.
Liverpool U-21’s thumped by Blackpool in EFL Trophy – Things were not as rosy a few levels up as Blackpool, currently residing in League One, put the U-21 Reds to the sword 5-2 after a bright start led by a Paul Glatzel goal had Liverpool thinking of an upset.
U-21 coach Barry Lewtas told liverpoolfc.com;
"“Obviously it was a tough game, they had a good team, they were a Championship team last year. We’ve brought a young team here and I think we’ve been competitive, I think we stayed in the game.”"
It’s never a bad thing to get the youngsters more experience against more experienced sides. The Academy, for as great as the work it does cannot replicate an away match against a professional side.
It’ll be a good learning experience for the lads.
Mateusz Musialowski playing superbly for Liverpool U-21 – The 19-year old Polish winger has been putting in sterling performance after sterling peformance in the early going this season.
He has 4 goals and 2 assists through his 6 appearances in the EFL Trophy and Premier League 2.
He is one of the more exciting talents at the Liverpool Academy and I don’t think it will be long before he earns a loan move to a substantial club to show his skills at the next level.