Liverpool chairman Werner hails academy production line

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says they're delighted with the results of their academy.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner says they're delighted with the results of their academy.

Jordon Ibe completed a magnificent septet for the Reds on the final day of the campaign, following in the footsteps of Conor Coady, Adam Morgan, Jerome Sinclair, Suso, Andre Wisdom and Samed Yesil.

"It's a big investment but it's money well spent," Ayre, the club's managing director, told the Liverpool Echo.

"Both John Henry and Tom Werner have been to the Academy and they see it as a pipeline to success. You can't really put a price on it.

"How do you put a price on the contribution we've had over the years from Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher? The owners are hugely supportive and see great value in the work that's done at the Academy.

"When Brendan came in last year we made significant changes to the way we play football and run the club. One of the things on his CV was that he understood the operation at the Academy, embraces youth and sees the value of bringing players through.

"To have seven debuts in one season says it all and hopefully it's the start of something special."

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