Liverpool academy coach Cooper happy seeing kids get senior chance

Liverpool academy chief Steve Cooper admits the staff are delighted seeing so many youngsters getting their first team chance.

Liverpool academy chief Steve Cooper admits the staff are delighted seeing so many youngsters getting their first team chance.

The likes of Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom have been regulars for Brendan Rodgers' first team this season.

Cooper told liverpoolfc.com: "It's a good place to be at the moment. I think any thriving youth department needs an exit route at the end of the Academy development years. We have that and it's great to see the likes of Andre Wisdom, Suso, Jack Robinson, Jon Flanagan and Raheem Sterling getting their chance.

"I know the players at the Academy talk about it and they probably think if they keep working hard then they might not be too far away themselves. We have got to make sure as staff that we help them and give them the right opportunity and leave no stone unturned so that if they are good enough then they there's no reason why they can't be pushed through as well."

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