Liverpool FC: 6 Youth Prospects Set to Hit the Big Time

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Liverpool FC: 6 Youth Prospects Set to Hit the Big Time
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With all the talk of Liverpool's new-look youth academy being one of the best in the world right now, even bringing in comparisons to Barcelona's famous youth setup, it is natural to see those who do well at Under-18 level to be brought into the first team.

Under Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish we have seen a lot more players making the step up into the first team, with Jay Spearing getting more games under his belt, Martin Kelly getting cries for an England call-up to push fellow Liverpool player Glen Johnson out the picture and of course Jonjo Shelvey, the ex-Charlton star.

All three are looking to be good prospects in the near future for Dalglish and Liverpool, all able to offer a thirst and determination to prove to the senior players and management that they cannot be ignored or overlooked for squad selection.

But whilst these three (as well as a few others) are well known to Liverpool fans, what of some of the other talented players in Liverpool's academy? Who has the ability, drive and passion to further challenge the first-team players for a spot in the starting XI?

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