Graduating With Honours

Graduating With Honours
July 4, 2013 Andrew Beasley

By Andrew Beasley.

Liverpool Academy Director Frank McParland and his team can be mightily pleased with their achievements in 2012/13. It was a fantastic year for Liverpool’s Academy, with several of its graduates making a real impression upon Brendan Rodgers’ first team.

Seven young Reds – Morgan, Suso, Wisdom, Yesil, Sinclair, Coady and Ibe – made their senior débuts for the club, and Raheem Sterling made his first start after three substitute appearances at the tail end of 2011/12, meaning that the Academy provided more new players for the first team than in any previous season in the Premier League era.

As Frank McParland told the Liverpool Echo: “To get seven débuts in one season is great and we’ve had a successful year. Every time one of the lads breaks through it lifts everyone’s spirits at the Academy.”

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