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Barnes insists no Liverpool youngster 'ready for first team'

Liverpool great John Barnes has questioned the talent in the club's youth system.

Barnes doesn't believe any young players in the Liverpool academy can match the potential of Raheem Sterling, now of Manchester City.

He told BonusCodeBets: "I don't think there are any young players ready to play in the first team.

Liverpool will be quiet in the transfer market. But they'll rely on the senior players that they have.

“There are a few young players who we see playing in the cup matches and, in the squads.

“But there aren't necessarily any Raheem Sterlings, or young Robbie Fowlers or Steven Gerrards."

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