Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp outlined a homegrown vision for Liverpool’s future saying his dream is to have a team “full of Scousers” with all first-team players graduating from the academy.
Liverpool has enjoyed a successful 2019/20 season by winning three major trophies in total including an exclusive Premier League title.
To boost their bid for top-flight glory, Klopp took the chance to rest a number of first-team stars in both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. And as expected, his side exited both competitions early.
A number of academy prospects showcased good accounts of themselves when asked to step up. Including is Neco Williams, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliot. All three youngsters impressed enough to force their way into contention for Premier League minutes with Klopp set to shuffle his pack in the final week of the season with nothing left to play for.
Jones committed to a new long-term deal at Anfield while Elliot followed suit two days later as Liverpool continues to usher in the next generation of talent.
Klopp is hoping to see plenty more promising youngsters hop off the conveyor belt in the coming years. The German would also ideally like most of them to hail from Liverpool.
He said, “the biggest plus for young players is time. But the moment they lose patience is the moments’ things go not how they should”.
“We try to help them as much as they can to become the best players they can be. I really like that these boys have committed their future. Our Academy is producing some great players in the past few years”.
“We want to be a club where everyone with Scouse soul wants to play. If you are talented and ready to work hard we want you here. To be able to do that we have to show there is a pathway through to the first team”.
“The dream in the long term is that we have a team full of Scousers. Why not? They would fight like crazy”.