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Who's the youth? Five U20s Liverpool fans must watch

While football has temporarily been taken away from us, take some time to familiarise yourself with your club's brightest stars, who might start making a name for themselves when games resume...


Harvey Elliot

Harvey Elliot is arguably the most highly-rated u18 player in England.

Before signing for Liverpool in 2019, the ex-Fulham youngster became the youngest ever player to feature in a Premier League match at 16 years and 30 days old, a feat which more or less served as a statement to the footballing world.

Despite the hype surrounding Ellliot, he realistically can't break into Liverpool's first team squad for another few years, however, Jurgen Klopp has granted him a couple of chances to have a feel of first-team football at the club.

A key attribute Elliot possesses is his decisiveness. Despite being so young, he plays with intent, a trait which when combined with his speed and passing abilities grants him the ability to create something out of nothing.

Liverpool have a real gem within their ranks, and in a few years, he'll make his presence felt at Anfield.

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Sepp van den Berg

Being a young Dutch centre-back at Liverpool, the comparisons to Virgil Van Dijk were always going to be inescapable for Sepp van den Berg.

The 18-year-old signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2019 following an impressive display for PEC Zwolle in the 2018/19 Eredivisie season where he made 22 league appearances.

It was Van den Berg's first foray into first team football, and yet he performed incredibly well for his side, garnering a reputation for himself as one of the best young centre-backs in the Netherlands.

Van den Berg boasts elite-level defensive awareness, great ball distribution skills and being 6'2, he poses an aerial threat from set-piece situations.

The young Dutchman also possesses incredible composure for a player his age as evidenced by his performances in Zwolle's first team set-up.

Van den Berg could very well become a player who will replicate Van Dijk's influence at Liverpool.

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Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis is one of Liverpool's most talented academy players. The 20-year-old has been at the club since 2005, climbing through Liverpool's youth ranks thanks to his resilience and footballing ability.

Primarily a left-back, Lewis can also feature as a left winger or a central midfielder thanks to his versatility.

He's yet to make a Premier League debut, but he featured for Liverpool's first team in an FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury back in February where he was able to show Liverpool fans a bit of what he's capable of.

Lewis possesses blistering pace and a sharp attacking mindset which allows him to make overlapping runs from the left flank. He's also a great crosser of the ball, a trait that will serve Liverpool well under Klopp should he be granted a first-team opportunity in the near future.

Lewis has the potential to make an impact at Liverpool, he just needs a chance to prove himself.

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Fidel O'Rourke

Fidel O'Rourke is widely regarded as one of the best forwards within Liverpool's youth ranks.

The 18-year-old possesses a rare goalscorer's instinct which allows him to get into the right positions to score goals.

O'Rourke doesn't just wait for goalscoring opportunities to come to him, though, the young Irishman is capable of carving out his own chances thanks to his extensive skillset.

He's a solid dribbler and an even better finisher - he also possesses the confidence and the acumen to use those skills to great effect which makes him even more lethal in front of goal.

O'Rourke is yet to make his senior debut for the Reds. Liverpool's management could opt to loan him out in the near future to help him get regular playing time in a first-team set-up.

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Ki-Jana Hoever

Ki-Jana Hoever is one of the brightest defensive talents at Anfield.

Back in December 2018, Hoever was invited to train with Liverpool's first team after impressing in the club's youth ranks.

Jürgen Klopp described Hoever as "a joy to watch" following the training session and subsequently began to slowly introduce him to the first team set-up.

The German handed Hoever, who joined the club from Ajax, his senior debut in an FA Cup game against Wolverhampton Wanderers making him the youngest ever Liverpool player to feature in the FA Cup.

He has since made three more appearances for the first-team.

The 18-year-old can be deployed as a centre-back and a right-back, although the former appears to be his most natural position.

He's fast, strong and has great decision making. Hoever certainly has the potential to become an important player for Liverpool.

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