As Liverpool prepares to face Manchester City in the FA Cup final on Thursday night, the names Bobby Duncan and Paul Glatzel are perhaps the strongest faces of those who will make the start of the XI for Barry Lutas.
Glatzel was a two-goal hero in the semi-final victory over Watford in Anfield a little more than a month ago, while Duncan has hit 30 goals for the Reds this season as he arrived from opponents last Thursday last summer.
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But they are far from being the only ones who have made a significant contribution to the progress of young reds in the tournament.
The 18-year-old former wing – now turned into an attack game for young reds – arrived on the French side of Le Harve about two years ago.
Since then, Larouci has worked hard to establish himself as a decisive member of the U18s team, with his madness from the deep and strong side of the ball, a common sight for the Lewtas side both in the academy and away from home.
While it is clear that the instincts of his wing are still alive – and his first thought is often to throw the ball forward – Larucci's defense work has improved significantly over the past few months and the final on Thursday will be yet another chance for him to impress on the big stage.
Part of the Red Academy since joining the U9s age group, the creative midfielder has a look at a pass and an excellent work ethic. He often dictates the pace of the game from the center of the pitch and is a trusted member of the Lutas side both in and out of possession, seldom places a pass and is able to put a strong attack when needed.
Not until September 18, Cain was a crucial part of the Reds victory to the final, playing in all but one of the five rounds that the young red baptism have gone through, including a 5-1 win over Bury in the quarter. -finals.
He will again be important to keep his title and hope to build three goals this season.
Another, who has been a Liverpool player since the age of nine, the exciting wing has played in various roles during his time in a red shirt, including full back, center and middle of the midfield.
He has been regular in the U18s setup for more than two years, and made his first start for the U23s earlier this season in the Premier League International Cup against Swansea City, where a jagged assistant and immediately looked comfortable at a higher level.
Capable of playing on both sides and using his rhythm and cunning to defeat players, Sharif could be a key weapon on Thursday night to find the fruitful front pair or hit the back of the net itself.