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“A lot of things are promised”: Championship starlet wishes he never joined Liverpool in the first place

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Herbie Kane has opened up about his time at Liverpool

Speaking to the official Barnsley programme (h/t Liverpool Echo), former Liverpool midfielder opened up about his 5-year stay at Liverpool.

Kane left Bristol City Academy to join Liverpool’s youth academy in 2013. He was promoted to the U-18 squad in 2015, and two years later, joined the U-23 squad.

After not seeing much action in the Liverpool squad, he was loaned to Doncaster Rovers in 2018. Having spent a successful season in South Yorkshire, he was loaned again, but this time Hull City.

Herbie Kane on his loan spell at Hull City. (GETTY Images)

Herbie Kane on his loan spell at Hull City. (GETTY Images)

After making just two senior appearances for Liverpool in his 7-year long stay, he decided to leave Anfield this summer. Kane joined Championship side Barnsley, where he has made 13 league appearances this season.

Speaking about his time at Liverpool, the 22-year-old expressed regret and said that the club didn’t keep all the promises they made to him.

“A lot of things are promised to you when they’re trying to sign you, but nothing ever came of it.”

Kane further compared his time at Liverpool to the experience of a child being picked last when picking teams in the playground.

Herbie Kane in action in Premier League 2 for Liverpool U-23. (GETTY Images)

Herbie Kane in action in Premier League 2 for Liverpool U-23. (GETTY Images)

However, the Englishman did acknowledge that it was a valuable experience which helped him get a move to Barnsley.

 “It was valuable experience and I probably wouldn’t be here at Barnsley without it.”

Barnsley sit 9th in the Championship table, just 4 points off the play-off spots. Kane has played 13 of their 19 games so far in the league this season.

With an array of quality midfielders in the first-team as well as our academy, selling Herbie Kane has not been a blow for us.

Herbie Kane in action for Liverpool. (GETTY Images)

Herbie Kane in action for Liverpool. (GETTY Images)

His comments about the club not “keeping their promise” lose weight when we consider the fact that both Curtis Jones and Trent-Alexander Arnold, who are now major first-team players, came from the club’s academy.

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Neco Williams, Billy Koumetio, Leighton Clarkson, Caoimhin Kelleher, as well as Harvey Elliott, are all examples of academy players who have been handed first-team appearances by the Liverpool boss this season.

As much as former players can comment on the club’s failure to keep the promises, the fact that we have so many youngsters in the first-team shows that Kane should look in the mirror and question himself as to whether he gave it as much as his former youth teammates to grab a first-team spot.

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