The play of academy graduates and young players bought just before breaking out has been central to Liverpool’s positive strides over the past few seasons. For a team without regular Champions League football, the development of players such as Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi has been a big deal.
It’s important that the Reds continue to transform prospects into legitimate starters in order to remain competitive, and with a well-resourced academy that’s certainly an attainable goal.
One interesting youngster in Liverpool’s system right now is striker Brooks Lennon, a United States international who has risen through the club’s ranks in a short period of time.
But despite his progress, he hasn’t come close to breaking into the first team. He’s set to join MLS team Real Salt Lake on loan to gain competitive playing time, according to The Echo.
Liverpool signed Lennon from Real Salt Lake two summers ago. Since then he’s moved up from the u-18 team to the u-23 side. His contract runs through the summer of 2018, so he’ll have to complete a meaningful loan spell in the United States in order to cement a long-term future with the Reds.