Inglethorpe pleased with first months at Liverpool academy

Former Tottenham coach Alex Inglethorpe is delighted with his first months with the Liverpool Academy.

Former Tottenham coach Alex Inglethorpe is delighted with his first months with the Liverpool Academy.

He wrote for liverpoolfc.com: "I've been at the club since November and I'm settling in. I was very lucky in that the games programme when I arrived was so busy.

"We had a NextGen match after three or four days against Borussia Dortmund. Then there was a league game shortly afterwards away to Fulham, then we had another away game against Crystal Palace and then I was away in Singapore where we played Singapore and Sporting Lisbon.

"I was lucky in as much I was thrown in at the deep end and the sessions came thick and fast. It was a great chance to get to know the players. The initial month was fairly full-on. Then we had the Christmas period and the break afterwards due to the weather which made things a little harder.

"Then we had a disastrous run of injuries - which hasn't helped. When you see young players, who you are really looking forward to working with, like Brad Smith, Samed Yesil and now Marc Pelosi suffer injuries, it can be very, very difficult.

"The group has changed too. Michael Ngoo, Jack Robinson, Danny Wilson, Dani Pacheco have all gone out on loan and Jon Flanagan has been injured.

"But it's been a great experience. I look at it like this: the Academy is just a building - it's the staff and the players in it that make it real and bring it to life and add the soul to the place. At the minute, there is plenty of that at Kirkby."

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