Ranking the most successful players to come through the LFC Academy

The Liverpool Academy has produced some world class talents over the years.
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In recent months, the good work that is done within the Liverpool Academy has seen the spotlight shined down on it as a plethora of young players like Jarell Quansah, Bobby Clark, Jayden Danns, Conor Bradley and others have made their own mark on the 1st Team.

However, it is not a new development for the Liverpool Academy to churn out high-end footballing talent.

In this piece, we are going to find the most successful players that came through the ranks at Anfield and made a huge impact in the sport both for themselves and their clubs.

When we say "most successful", it isn't going to be all about trophies, although that will weigh heavily into consideration. The players individual performance and accolades will also be taken into account.

6. Robbie Fowler

Fowler was one of the best strikers to ever play for Liverpool and he came through the ranks rather quickly. He joined the Liverpool 1st team in the early 90's and instantly began scoring goals for fun.

He would go on to become one of the 10 most prolific players in the history of this incredible club. While he didn't win a lot of trophies in his career, he was a key figure on the 2000/01 treble winning side. When you look at his goal output in his career alongside some major trophies, Fowler is a strong start to the list.

5. Steve McManaman

The next player on our list is one that played alongside Fowler during a transitional period of sorts at Liverpool. While Fowler was bagging the goals for fun, it was McManaman that was the wizard on the ball and the most creative force in the side.

Kenny Dalglish brought Macca up from the Academy and it would be Graeme Souness that turned him into the world class player he would eventually become.

In the late 90's, he would leave the club on a free transfer to join Real Madrid. The manner in which it all went down left some fans still cursing him to this day. However, he won 2 Champions League medals while in the Spanish capital including scoring in the 2000 Final triumph against Valencia.

4. Trent Alexander-Arnold

We have our first current day player on this list as Alexander-Arnold is still only 25 years old. However, he has already accomplished so much in his career that he could very well fly up this list when things settle out in 10 years.

He is already the greatest creative defender in Premier League history as he holds the record for most assists by a defender, just ahead of teammate Andy Robertson.

In addition to his sublime creative abilities and stats, he has won every trophy possible already. He has been a crucial piece of the Jurgen Klopp teams that have won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Club World Cup, Community Shield, Super Cup and the League Cup X2.