Liverpool are entering a new phase of their history with Brendan Rodgers at the helm, having been handpicked by owners FSG to lead the club back to the top end of the Premier League table. To do that, Rodgers will need to sign several players to overhaul the underperforming squad—but he may also want to look towards the club's youth system for several promising talents.
All fans love to see a youngster given a chance at their club in competitive games, though the rise to regular first-team football for a kid is far from an easy or straightforward one.
Since club captain Steven Gerrard came through, only Stephen Warnock made any kind of impression for Liverpool having featured at reserve or Academy level—until Jay Spearing and Martin Kelly made the breakthrough over the past two seasons.
Bringing in players readymade for the first team is great, but can be expensive business and Liverpool are keen to secure their own production line of quality from the Academy and reserve sides.
Here are five youngsters who should get their chance with the Reds this coming season.