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Carlisle keen on formal link for Liverpool youngsters

Carlisle boss Graham Kavanagh wants a deal with Liverpool for some of their youngsters to train with the Cumbrians. "It's something I'm trying to do as I know [Liverpool coach] Mike Marsh," Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"We're hoping for a situation where if there are players on the periphery of their under-21s, then we could have a little bit of a look at them."

"Like with Craig (Roddan) and Jakub (Sokolik ), where Liverpool are undecided on them, we really give ourselves a platform going forward," Kavanagh added.

"The lads would already know about us and we would have had a first-hand glance at them so it really puts us ahead of the game if these players become available.

"Next summer we definitely want to freshen up our youth team. We need some players in behind the first-team that we can then develop and improve so there's a little more focus on long-term planning."

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