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Liverpool academy chief would swap silverware for new Gerrard

Liverpool academy chief John Owens says he'd swap their back-to-back FA Youth Cup victories to unearth another Steven Gerrard.

Owen said: "We like to mention the Youth Cup wins at times for obvious reasons. But we all agree that we would swap both of those wins for getting one player through to the first team, because that is exactly what the job is about. We don't need reminding of it.

"We know the situation and how difficult it is to bring players through. Whether that be local youngsters, players from around the country or from abroad.

"We want to get somebody into the first team and doing well that isn't going to cost a fantastic amount of money."

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