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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