Liverpool’s academy is a wonderful place right now. Whether it’s Mateusz Musialowski, Kaide Gordon, or James Balagizi, it just seems like there’s so much talent coming through at the Liverpool FC Academy right now. Add one more name that we should be seeing soon, who’ll be trying to break into the senior squad in a few years’ time: Layton Stewart.
Layton Stewart has signed a long-term contract— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 11, 2021
The 18-year-old striker has been with the Reds since the age of seven
Often likened to Fernando Torres, Layton Stewart was having a great year in front of goal, notching 15 goals in 10 games for the U18s, before he got promoted to the U23s. He scored another two goals in eight appearances before a knee injury ended his campaign in March.
An England U19 youth international, the Liverpool-born player with the electric pace and ability to slot the ball into the net has been spotted on the fringes of the first-team previously, having trained with the senior squad and was on the bench for the infamous Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa in 2019-20. Here’s hoping Layton makes a smooth recovery and we see more of him in the future.