Who is Kamil Grabara? We haven’t seen much of the young Liverpool shot stopper since his arrival in 2016 but at just 20-years-old, that’s fairly normal for a keeper. Grabara was sent on loan to Huddersfield Town over the summer following the Terriers’ relegation from the Premier League.
It wasn’t the greatest start to the campaign, though, what with a string of bad results and manager Mark Hudson getting sacked. But new boss Danny Cowley has come in and righted the listing ship, at least for the moment. Huddersfield have won against Stoke City and Hull City before the international break, Grabara registered a clean sheet in both matches.
If the player hopes to return to Melwood and make it in the Liverpool senior team he will have world-class competition to contend with. John Achterberg now heads up an impressively staffed goalkeeping department at Liverpool. Grabara seems wise beyond his years here when talking about the dichotomy of a keeper crew.
“It is a big part of the goalkeeper lifestyle that you need to have good partners in the training, but they also need to be your rivals and they need to push you,” said Grabara.
“I could say all the easy stuff like they help me etc, but we all know that we are fighting for ourselves.
”Obviously you focus on yourself and you want to be the No1 - and I know they want to be the No1 so that only helps.”
The Polish keeper has also captained his under-21 national team in their last two qualifiers against Latvia and Estonia. There are now murmurs of a senior call-up.