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Liverpool have signed another promising youngster from the English system according to sources in the country. Emeka Obi, a 15-year-old, defender from Bury has decided to move to the Reds but the transfer is on hold at the moment due to visa issues.

Obi has had a meteoric rise up the ranks at Bury and became the youngest ever player in the first team when he made his debut at the age of 15 years and 86 days. The debut came in a win in the Checkatrade Trophy over Morecambe.

There were a number of clubs linked with a move for the highly-rated defender with Stoke being one of the favourites to sign him up. Obi is a bit of a mountain being 6’5” currently and it is quite possible that the player of Nigerian descent could grow much more as he completes his teen years.

Stoke did have the player on trial but the Reds have moved big and have decided to spend six figures on the youngster with future incentives and add-ons as reported by ESPNFC.

The Bury manager, David Flitcroft was quoted by the Independent as describing Obi as the “best talent right now at 15 years old in the entire country”.

The manager further went on to say:

“He’s just turned 15, he’s a man mountain, but we teach them how to play football and he’s going to be an unbelievable asset to the football club.”

Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that the Reds will be focussing on the youth team. and he even had stated earlier that he would only buy players from outside the academy if they cannot find a solution for their problem.

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Obi still has a long way to go before he becomes a regular for Liverpool. Once his visa issues are resolved, the youngster should move into the academy and the quickly into the U23s if the youth coaches believe he is good enough.

The management at the club have also decided to help out the youth team by deciding to amalgamate the first team and the academy at Kirkby. This is being planned as it would help foster the relationship between Jurgen Klopp and Alex Inglethorpe, who is the academy director at Liverpool.

The Reds have seen the likes of Ovie Ejaria and Trent-Alexander Arnold make breakthroughs into the first team. Not only the pair, the likes of Kevin Stewart and Cameron Brannagan are tipped to make it big at the Merseyside club.

Jurgen Klopp has a history of bringing in young players into his side and letting them grow while playing first team football. This would certainly help Liverpool in the long run and maybe the “man mountain” that they have signed from Bury will have a chance to prove himself in the coming years.

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month



Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick



Harry Wilson Liverpool

Harry Wilson

Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

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“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price



Alberto Moreno

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

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