Our Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a long and successful era under current boss Jurgen Klopp. Indeed, while the German has attracted criticism at times, he’s a hugely popular figure on Merseyside.
Along the way, the former Dortmund boss has blooded some youngsters into the side over his time at the club and our local Liverpool fans in the bar love seeing the youth academy players coming through. Many of the burgeoning talents have been a major success in recent years and most of them will be hoping to emulate the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in their careers.
Indeed, it’s rare to see now a player come through the ranks and stay a one-club man, but our barman still dreams of it happening in the future, despite the ludicrous money around in football.
Nevertheless, with the promotion of youth, there is always the flip side, with many of the players getting lost along the way in the loan system and eventually finding clubs lower down the league triangle.
With that in mind, our landlord has taken a look at TWO young players who should bow out now before it’s too late for their own careers…