Jurgen Klopp has led a revolution at Liverpool following the recent success of the side but the club are not neglecting their Youth set-up.
According to emerging reports, Liverpool have added two exciting talents to their Youth set-up from Sunderland. However, the names and identity of the players is yet to be revealed.
The report was revealed by the owner of the League one side Stewart Donald, who further bemoaned the inability of “smaller’ clubs to retain the services of their best players.
Donald, who was apparently disappointed further revealed he is considering a disbandment of his academy.
“We are having our players poached. There are two players who will go to Liverpool,” he told Sunderland podcast Roker Report.
“We tried to keep them. We said to the parents ‘If you really want to go you have to put it in writing’. The parents have written in and said ‘Thank you Sunderland, we want our lads to go to Liverpool’.
“We could turn around and make that awkward and then they will go in the summer anyway.
“Or we can talk to Liverpool and try and get sell-ons, which they don’t have to give us. Both of those lads, because of the relationship we’ve got with Liverpool which could see some players come in the other direction, we’ve opted for a good working relationship (with).
“We’ve asked them if they will stay and they said no. So we made a commercial decision to try and get the best arrangement.”
We cannot but sympathize with Donald, who may have spent so much in the growth and development of those players. Sunderland are expected to get a training compensation fee for the players because they have not signed professional contracts with the club.
The youngsters are certain to improve upon their game as they will be exposed to better training and facilities.