Liverpool’s Next Golden Generation?

Liverpool’s Next Golden Generation?
September 17, 2013 Paul Tomkins

By Paul Tomkins.

Regular readers will be well aware of my frequent prescient, almost mystical predictions about young players over the years. I correctly saw Krisztian Nemeth as the next Robbie Fowler; foretold the brilliance of winger Paul Anderson; foresaw a midfield dominator in Damien Plessis; and knew that the next big thing, from 2003 onwards, would be John Welsh. All of these became world-beaters.

Of course, judging youngsters is a minefield. The onset of injuries, egos and hangers-on can derail them, as they shift from being the best in their own age group to playing amongst many of the world’s from the previous fifteen age-groups.

But this article is about more than the next big thing from the youth set-up; this is about almost twenty younger players at Liverpool who have already passed some initial tests, even if some of them remain very raw.

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