Why the NextGen Series is very important to Liverpool

Doing this would be better in my opinion then sending our U19 players out on loan, because they would have more chance of starting, they would get a European football mentality and would be around their future teammates. However, I have no quams with sending players who are outside of the age bracket out on loan, such as: Nathan Ecclestone, Stephen Darby, Gulacsi and Amoo. Many players who play in this competition, for other teams, will lack first team experience so I believe if we line up 4-2-3-1 with: Belford(GK), Flannagan, Wisdom, Wilson, Robinson, Shelvey(C), Coady, Suso, Pacheco, Sterling, Morgan, we could blow away the competition. I think it is fair to say the first team will not suffer too much from their exclusion and being involved in this competition would be more exciting then being sent to a Championship / League 1 club on loan or languishing in the reserves.

Another advantage of following this plan rather than sending player out on loan would be that Kenny Daglish could call upon any of these players, at any time, to play in the League Cup or if the first team was suffering from injuries.

Granted, it will not be a disaster if Liverpool don’t do well in this competition, but it would be a severely missed opportunity! I hope I have convinced some of you of the NextGen Series’ importance to us, as opposed to loaning are young starlets. It looks like our club will be taking this seriously, if you follow the signs: Rodolfo Borrell has been named as the coach for the competition, which can only be good; we will be playing our home fixtures at Anfield and the Club were reluctant to send eligible Dani Pacheco out on loan to Coventry, which could possibly hint at an inclusion in the NextGen squad? I would be interested in hearing your opinions.

OurKop.com would like to welcome Oscar Williams to the team

10 responses to “Why the NextGen Series is very important to Liverpool”

  1. Jimmy says:

    They would also grow stronger in the future,for knowing the strength of their opponents when they come to play in the Champions league in the years to come.
    You couldnt get better knowledge than to play them now.
    And watch them shine !! .

  2. tony says:

    do u no if we will be able to watch these games on tv

  3. Oscar says:

    The creators are in talks with ESPN but it might clash with other competitions. The group stages are likely to be shown on LFC TV and the finals are set to be held in Abu Dabhi and will probably be televised.

  4. Ibby says:

    I admire how much effort has actually been put into this post. The research is spot on. I think you’ve made some really valid points and I for one am very excited for this competition to begin! =)

  5. 'Will says:

    I think it’s 3 players 18 on Jan 1st, as it’s set out to be Under 18 rather than 18 and under like most comps

  6. 'Will says:

    Sorry I meant 19

  7. 'Will says:

    Totally agree we should play full strength teams.
    Isn’t it lucky it started this year?
    We missed out on the Europa League which in my view means we need to play full strength senior teams in the 3 domestic competitions.
    As this piece correctly points out – now our young stars will have a great opportunity to showcase their talents.

  8. 'Will says:

    Yeah according to NexGen twitter account it’s

    NextGeneration (@NextGenSeries)
    05/07/2011 13:12
    @asandis The squad need to be 01.01.93 or after and 3 players are allowed to be 01.01.92.

  9. Abhi says:

    I think pacheco since he’s already 20 and i honestly think he will be loaned out or even sold. But the new striker we are goin to buy. Thats marco buena, he could be getting in this competition. By the way Liverpool will do take this competetion seriously. Its not like Europa where u r qualified without interest. Its an invitation to clubs who UEFA feel possess strong Academy. And manure’s not there. So its an option and liverpool happily entered which shows we are serious about this and as u told many youngsters like u mentioned will involve. But i am not sure about commercial side of things as academy and its competitions are about getting place in 1st team not winning trophies.

  10. olanrewaju micheal says:

    i think this is a good news for Liverpool to be involved in the first U19 champs league first of its kind. i also believe it would give our young, talented boys the chance to showcase their skill and also would give them experience and exposure money can’t buy. i hope their coach (Rodolfo Borello)and the Liverpool board would allow the likes of Raheem, coady, Morgan, Ngoo and Amoo to be part of the team for this competition. i know we’re going to win it cuz we got the players and coaching crews. so let’s make history as the first team to win it and the first from U.K. let us remember that this is a competition the likes of Arsenal,Man U, Chelsea and Real Madrid were disappointed not to be part of.YNWA.