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Son of a gun Keyrol Figueroa starring with Liverpool juniors

The son of former Hull City and Wigan Athletic defender Maynor Figueroa is starring with Liverpool juniors.

Keyrol Figueroa, at 13, plays for Liverpool's academy and is making a name for himself.

Mum Sandra Norales told Diario La Prensa: “He's in U13 and U14 levels. He's doing well in his matches, last season he scored 90 goals, they put him with the older ones, but he's learning. That is good for him.

“He has an average of two goals per game, he's doing incredible things, really."

Keyrol has British citizenship and his mum hopes that he can become a future international – be that for England or Honduras.

Sandra added: “Maynor made a great career in England, this helps, but Keyrol has achieved what he is today with his own merits and he has a lot to learn.

“He must know that he has to overcome this name at the top. This is a competition, here it's not what you did, it's about doing and now.

“Playing and playing here you haven't achieved anything, you simply have talent and nothing else.

“It's a great experience for him and I hope he takes advantage of it. In the future I hope to see him in some national team."

Maynor Figueroa is now playing for Houston Dynamo.

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