There's no question that Liverpool's youth academy has failed to produce players of outstanding quality in recent years. Since Steven Gerrard made his way into the first team in 1998, no academy graduate has seen sustained success at the club.
However, things look as though they're about to change.
Currently plying their trade in the Liverpool youth setup, on the reserve team or out on loan, the are more than enough quality young players ready to break through over the next few seasons. The first-team performances of Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom over the past year demonstrate that the club has turned around the fortunes of its academy.
The following five players represent the cream of Liverpool's academy crop, each one seemingly possessing more than enough talent to make an impact at the top level.
In order to shine the light more directly at those players still to fully graduate from the academy ranks, anyone that has already seen significant playing time in the first team has been disqualified from inclusion on this list.
Players that fall into this category include Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Suso.