This season one of the most talked about feature of the Premier League has been the youth set up of Liverpool and the knack of their manager to promote fresh blood into the first team. Liverpool has had the team with the least average age of the players in the league and much credit for this must go to Brendan Rodgers who has always put faith on the youngsters. Players like Raheem Sterling has grabbed attention of one and all with his skill and technique and it is expected that some of the players of whom we have just seen a glimpse this year would be provided with more first team opportunities next season.
The 17 year old showed us what he is capable of during Liverpool’s match against QPR in the final gameweek of the season. He was absolutely breathtaking in the match and was equally active in the attacking and defending areas. He even made the assist to Coutinho for what turned out to be the only goal of the match. If he is provided with regular first team chances next season, he is surely going to be a player to watch out for the Reds.
The under 21 captain of Liverpool has drawn comparisons with club legend Steven Gerrard and those who have seen him play know exactly the reason for such a parallel. He started his career in the defence but has since been moved to the midfield, producing astonishing results. He has also played for England at different levels and the next season must be one of the most vital for the player who has made his debut for the club in the match against Anzhi in the Europa League.
He is not a much unknown figure among the fans for he has already made 47 league appearances for the Merseyside club. The 21 year old has already drawn applause from many quarters with his performance and although he has been a bit inconsistent this season, the next year will prove to be a landmark for the England international’s career in many ways.