Liverpool are not behind Manchester United or Chelsea in producing and scouting talented footballers, an example being the recent success of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan. There are a few Reserve and Under-18 players who deserve a chance to appear in the first team next season.
#1 Ryan McLaughlin
Liverpool signed 16-year old Ryan McLaughlin in the summer of 2011 from Glenovan F.C. on a three-year deal. He started out in Liverpool's Under-18 squad in the 2011-12 season, making 14 appearances.
In July 2012, McLaughlin was one of a number of youngsters selected to travel with the senior squad on the team's pre-season tour of the USA. He made his unofficial senior début against A.S. Roma where he played an impressive first half performance before being replaced in the second half. He was then given a squad number by new manager Brendan Rodgers for the 2012-13 season.
While playing for Barnsley on loan, Mclaughlin made 21 tackles on his debut and was praised by Barnsley manager Danny Wilson. A possible replacement for Martin Skrtel?