Liverpool supporters must be very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to build upon their impressive fourth-place finish last term.
Jurgen Klopp’s men deserve great credit for securing a second successive top four finish in the English top-flight having finished fourth the season before, thus bringing Champions League football back to Anfield. And the Reds went on an incredible run in that competition as well in reaching the final in Kiev back in May, although they were unable to add a sixth European crown in the Ukrainian capital, eventually losing 3-1 to Real Madrid.
Nonetheless, there are many optimistic Liverpudlians in the Tavern ahead of the new season, several of whom are wondering what wonderkid could be set to break-out from the club’s youth teams, either this term or indeed in the years to come.
And based on his remarkable efforts for the Under-18 side in recent times, 18-year-old goal machine Glen McAuley looks destined to become a Liverpool regular in the not-too-distant future.
The Irishman made the move to Merseyside back in 2016 after reportedly attracting the interest of several other top Premier League sides in the form of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United.
Yet the 18-year-old decided upon Liverpool as the destination to pursue his career and fulfil his potential, and early indications suggest that he may have made the right decision.
And that’s because the striker has been in wonderful goal-scoring form for the club’s Under-18 team in the last few years, bagging a remarkable 16 goals in just 26 Under-18 Premier League games back in the 2016/17 campaign – only Chelsea’s Martell Taylor-Crossdale netted more that season.
Add in the nine goals he netted for Steven Gerrard’s side last time round to help them to a third place finish in the North division of the Under-18 Premier League, and it’s pretty clear that McAuley is destined for big things in the game, potentially at Liverpool.
In fact, with eight caps for the Republic of Ireland at Under-17 level, as well as one appearance for Liverpool’s development squad at the rear end of last season, it appears that the 18-year-old is already beginning to make strides towards the Reds first team, with a senior debut and maybe a regular spot potentially not too far away.
Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!