Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders admits Bobby Clark is already on the first team radar.
Clark, the son of Lee Clark, joined Liverpool from Newcastle earlier this season.
Lijnders name-checked Clark and Stefan Bajcetic, signed from Celta Vigo, when discussing the academy players being considered for promotion: “We have a lot of signings like this.
“We look all the time at the Academy. [On Tuesday] our U18s played against Burnley in the FA Youth Cup, we had Bobby Clark, Luke Chambers, Stefan Bajcetic, they all stand out.
“I hope they come with us during the pre-season because it is important for them to have a proper pre-season to know exactly how we want to do things.
“At this moment we have Kaide Gordon with us who has a goal in him, who has this outside creation in one-on-one situations and combination play.
“We always look at our Academy because we think a lot of our icons came from there and a lot of the best players in the history of Liverpool Football Club came from there and we have proven that.
“So I think a coach should be judged a lot more on this to be honest.”