McParland confident seeing more Scousers come through Liverpool system

Liverpool academy chief Frank McParland is confident seeing more Scouse lads breaking into the first team.

Liverpool academy chief Frank McParland is confident seeing more Scouse lads breaking into the first team.

Youngsters born in Cadiz (Suso), Kingston (Raheem Sterling) and Leeds (Andre Wisdom) are on their way to becoming household names, and the academy director doesn't believe it will be too long before a player born right here in Liverpool joins their number.

"It's the ultimate," McParland told < i>liverpoolfc.com. "You'd love to get a Stevie or a Carra through, and I can assure you that we're working really hard to do that. I don't think it will be too long before that happens.

"If you don't have good scouts, you don't get good players. It's not like 15 years ago when you'd go to a park in Liverpool and hope to find five or six players who are going to play in the first team.

"We may not have a scout in every single country in the world but we have a contact in most.

"So scouting is really important. We have scouts at home and abroad, and we scout in Liverpool. I still want the Scouse kids here."

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