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Liverpool management convinced of big things from Leighton Clarkson

Leighton Clarkson is being tipped for a first team breakthrough at Liverpool.

The 19-year-old made his debut in an EFL Cup quarter-final tie with Aston Villa in 2019.

In February 2020, Clarkson played at Anfield as Liverpool's youngest-ever side knocked Shrewsbury Town in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

But the pinnacle of his career came in December as he started a Champions League group stage match against Midtjylland.

There are high hopes for Clarkson at the club, demonstrated by recent comments from Liverpool Under-23s manager Barry Lewtas.

Speaking after his side's 2-2 draw with Leicester City U23s on Monday afternoon, during which Clarkson opened the scoring, Lewtas told the Liverpool Echo: “He is another player who showed more maturity and you can see the work up with the first team in training.

"You can see that work today and he played like a senior player.

“It wasn't a typical Leighton Clarkson performance but he showed another side to his game and that is something we have been talking about for a long time now."

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