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Liverpool icon Kennedy: We have best group of English youngsters in land

Liverpool icon Alan Kennedy is delighted with the faith Kenny Dalglish is showing in the club's youngsters.

He believes the faith Dalglish has shown in young players will reap ­dividends.

Martin Kelly, 21, played 23 times in all ­competitions before injury, while Jay Spearing, 22, was given 20 games.

John Flanagan, 18, who could also qualify for Ireland, and Jack Robinson, 17, played seven and two games each towards the end of the season too.

And Kennedy told the Daily Star: "The best players in England and ­Europe will now want to come and join this elite squad.

"When you looked at its depth over the last couple of years, it clearly wasn't strong enough. Now the young English kids, ­Flanagan, Spearing and Robinson, have been ­fantastic for us.

"Maybe under other ­managers they wouldn't have been given their chance but under Kenny no ­problem.

"Liverpool now have a crop of the ­finest of English talent and the latest two, Andy and Jordan, chose this club to join and learn from the master.

"They are going to get the finest ­education from Kenny and Steve Clarke. Their game can only improve but they are already two youngsters quite capable of doing a job for Liverpool.

"The future is English and the future is looking good.

"On paper, Liverpool are a very exciting club. Kenny has got the fans behind him and the supporters are excited by the players he's brought in."

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