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PremierLeague-News.Com - Jurgen Klopp could include a string of academy players for Liverpool's mid-season training camp to Duba in December
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! While the World Cup begins to take shape in Qatar, it won't just be Liverpool's international players surplus to requirements that are handed a much-needed, deserved break from their packed schedule. That's because Barry Lewtas' under-21s starlets have also been sanctioned a mid-season vacation as they prepare for the second half of the Premier League 2 campaign. The U21s are not in action until early 2023 when they are scheduled to host Tottenham Hotspur at Kirkby in their first league encounter of the year. READ MORE: Saudi Arabian government speak out on potential Liverpool takeover READ MORE: Billy Hogan has Liverpool boost after surprising and disappointing Julian Ward decision It means that a number of the young Reds could be included in Jurgen Klopp's squad that jets off to Dubai in early December as part of mid-season training camp,. Usually, the fourth round of the League Cup, which will be Liverpool's returning fixture after the World Cup, would allow first-team boss Klopp to ring the changes and take a closer look at the club's stars of tomorrow. But given how few players the Reds have competing in the Middle East this winter, the visit to Manchester City on December 22 will hand Liverpool the chance to strike back at their Premier League counterparts in emphatic fashion with what is anticipated to be a strong side. But which members of the Academy could we see included as part of the travelling party to Dubai? Ben Doak Doak has been a highly-discussed name at Anfield in recent weeks after signing off an impressive first half-season on Merseyside by earning his senior debut and signing a professional contract just two days later. The Scotland U21 international moved to Merseyside from Celtic in the summer for £600,000 and has since advanced from the U18s to the U21s, right through to the senior side within a three-month period. Despite grabbing three goals and two assists in his Premier League duties for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's U18s and Lewtas' U21s, it has been the continental stage where Doak has risen to stardom after helping the Reds win five of their six UEFA Youth League matches. Advancing to the knockout stages as one of eight group winners, Doak's four goals - including two against former Old Firm rivals Rangers - ensured Lewtas' Reds secured a highly-desired bypass into the round of 16. After catching the eye of spectators with an explosive cameo against Derby County earlier this month, Doak was rewarded with his first Premier League involvement later that week as Jordan Henderson and Ibrahima Konate were absent for the visit of Southampton. Confident, direct and bullish in possession, the winger has all the hallmarks of a future Anfield star and could be examined further by Klopp in the middle-east in the coming weeks. Read More Related Articles Julian Ward to leave Liverpool sporting director role as transfer overhaul considered Read More Related Articles Ian Graham to leave Liverpool as FSG left with another major hole in transfer department Bobby Clark While the Clark family are no strangers to the royalties of life as a Premier League footballer, Bobby Clark's senior Liverpool debut was a landmark occasion in the fledging stages of the youngster's career. The 18-year-old midfielder - son of former Newcastle United man, Lee - is another Kirkby prodigy to observe closely, if his first 18 months on Merseyside are anything to go off. Arriving from Newcastle last summer for a fee of £1.5m, Clark spent large parts of his inaugural season plying his trade for Bridge-Wilkinson's sides, where he predominantly featured on the left-hand side of attack. However, this season he has thrived in a right-sided midfield role for the U21s and has made two senior appearances. A technically-gifted operator, Clark is recognised for his ball retention skills and ability to create chances from deep and could be the ideal successor for Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson in years to come.
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. The 18-year-old forward, appointed as a ball boy on that landmark occasion and later allowed Trent Alexander-Arnold to execute his quickly-taken corner, has forged a reputation as one of the most lethal finishers within the club's ranks; highlighted by his 33-goal return last campaign. Much like Doak, the Yorkshire-born forward has used Liverpool's outings in the UEFA Youth League to mark his stamp and his current pre-Christmas tally of seven strikes in four games sees him ranked as the competition's third-highest scorer. Despite not making his senior debut as of yet, Cannonier can sometimes be spotted training with his senior peers at the Reds' AXA Training Centre.
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Related Articles Julian Ward exit leaves worried Liverpool fans expecting more 'big changes' Luke Chambers As a versatile, left-footed defender, 18-year-old Luke Chambers seems to own all of the traits of a modern-day centre-half and he could be one of the names travelling to Dubai next month. After winning the European Championships with England's U19s this summer, alongside Anfield team-mates Harvey Davies and Jarrell Quansah, before joining up with Liverpool's senior side for their pre-season tour of Asia, 2022 has been quite the year for the Preston-born defender. Primarily featuring for Bridge-Wilkinson's side last term, Chambers' impressive form, as Liverpool finished second behind Manchester City, has seen him rewarded with a promotion to the Reds' Premier League 2 side. Testament to his quality, it has been a straightforward transition to life in the Premier League's reserve league for the left-back-turned-centre-back, who has started all but one of the domestic clashes for Lewtas' side this season. He has also continued his crucial contributions in the final third, as he so often did from the left flank last campaign, notching three goals and four assists in all competitions so far. Jarrell Quansah As Liverpool’s second European Championship winner on the list, defender Jarrel Quansah needs no introduction. The 19-year-old, who regularly sports the armband at Kirkby, has enjoyed an impressive rise to prominence with a string of fine performances within the Academy over the last 18 months. A towering figure, Quansah’s presence in both boxes has seen him lead by example for the U21s side so far this campaign and, like many of his peers, has caught the eye in the Youth League group stages. With Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate both expected to venture far into the World Cup knockout stages, Quansah could be the perfect deputy for Klopp to call upon in Dubai where his side will be rehearsing tactical work ahead of the Premier League's resumption. Klopp has a healthy track record of handing youngsters opportunities on pre-season tours, with defender Nathaniel Phillips proof of that. In 2018, the then-18-year-old was surprisingly included in the Reds squad for the tour of the United States. The same can be said for Stefan Bajcetic, who is expected to be part of the travelling entourage to Dubai next month as he continues his rapid progression on Merseyside. The midfielder was included in the Reds’ 36-man squad for the pre-season tour of Asia earlier this year and such impressive performances have seen him handed both a Premier League and Champions League debut in the months since. READ NEXT: Inside Liverpool's Dubai decision as Jurgen Klopp looks to replicate quadruple push magic Edgar Davids sparked 20-man brawl after incident that left ex-Liverpool player needing a skin graft Inside story of Liverpool £1m starlet's latest transfer as Robbie Savage dealt unwanted blow Liverpool could make ruthless £35m decision to avoid mistake Arsenal took years to fix Liverpool striker who went viral after spectacular overhead kick dreams of Europe after seven-goal run
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