John Barnes does not believe “there are any young players ready” to break through at Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp has afforded many young Liverpool players opportunities in domestic competitions this season.
Ki-Jana Hoever, Neco Williams, Sepp van den Berg and Rhian Brewster are among those in the club’s youth system who have also featured this season as Klopp has sought to expand his squad internally.
Jamie Carragher is among those who feels Jones and Williams in particular will make a lasting first-team impact, but Barnes is less sure
“I don’t think there are any young players ready to play in the first team,” he told BonusCodeBets.
“Liverpool will be quiet in the transfer market. But they’ll rely on the senior players that they have.
“There are a few young players who we see playing in the cup matches and, in the squads.
“But there aren’t necessarily any Raheem Sterlings, or young Robbie Fowlers or Steven Gerrards.
“I don’t want to put them under pressure.
“So, while I expect Liverpool to be quiet in the transfer market – you’ve got the young boy, Curtis Jones, who obviously has made an impression in the first team every now and again.
“In terms of him forcing his way into the team ahead of the more senior players, I don’t think that that’s necessarily going to happen.”
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