Among his varied specialities, something Jurgen Klopp really excels at is deriving the absolute best from talented youngsters.
Indeed, he’s done as such with Trent Alexander-Arnold recently, asserting him as Liverpool’s prominent right-back. However, he has more options ahead to carve world-class players for the Reds.
Liverpool’s esteemed youth academy has produced some real gems recently, but Rafael Camacho’s a special player. Only 18, he’s done a fabulous job for their reserve team and put in some stunning performances in the UEFA Youth League. It’s no surprise Klopp wants to hand him a six-year deal as a reward, according to Record late last week.
Camacho possesses all the right ingredients to become a devastating attacking player. The Portuguese is an electric player, showcasing excellent skill on the ball to create some stunning moments. His impressive creativity’s also been shown with some sublime assists this season, while he can wander into the middle to score beautiful goals.
Racking up some impressive stats in Premier League 2 competition this season (as per Transfermarkt), 12 goals and 8 assists across all competitions is certainly good going.
The Portuguese is the complete package for Klopp. He’ll really relish managing such a multi-talented player, who can also operate as a right wing-back. If Alexander-Arnold’s inspired development under the German proved anything, Camacho’s devastating work can be taken to another level in the senior team.
Despite his age, Camacho possesses the talent to make his mark in the senior team. He can compete with Alexander-Arnold for the wing-back place, or just learn under Mohamed Salah and be his backup for now. Simply put, primed for a bright future and there’s no better road to achieving it than under Klopp’s guidance, which can take him to new heights very soon.
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