sport news High standards and an eye for talent have made Liverpool's academy a £300M ... trends now

sport news High standards and an eye for talent have made Liverpool's academy a £300M ... trends now
sport news High standards and an eye for talent have made Liverpool's academy a £300M ... trends now

sport news High standards and an eye for talent have made Liverpool's academy a £300M ... trends now

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Have a guess where Liverpool’s academy director was while one 18-year-old netted a brace, another made his debut and scored and a 16-year-old came off the bench for the first team. No, Alex Inglethorpe was not at Anfield soaking up another famous night for the Kindergarten Kop.

The 52-year-old was, of course, at the club’s holistic training base watching the schoolboys train before attending a U15s match in the sort of sideways rain you only see in the north west of England. Not one to revel in the plaudits, Inglethorpe already has an eye on the next crop.

Some of that next generation, Liverpool will hope, could be plucked from those teams or even the selection of young ball-boys parading the Carabao Cup trophy around Anfield before the game. They will be inspired by the heroics of Jayden Danns and Lewis Koumas on Wednesday night.

The Reds believe they have around £300million worth of talent on their books in the academy according to data-led estimations which, if you ever wanted a dictionary definition for a ‘goldmine’, works pretty well.

One scout told Mail Sport last week that clubs getting it right at youth level is ‘like cooking a tricky recipe’ - you need a perfect amount of many ingredients, from coaching to sound attitude and shrewd recruitment. Liverpool’s academy coaches must be Michelin-star chefs, then.

After claiming a Carabao Cup trophy powered by young prospects, Liverpool's academy talent was on display days later against Southampton

After claiming a Carabao Cup trophy powered by young prospects, Liverpool's academy talent was on display days later against Southampton

Lewis Koumas (pictured) scored before academy team-mate Jaydan Danns bagged a brace

Lewis Koumas (pictured) scored before academy team-mate Jaydan

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