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Liverpool must develop young players rather than splash the cash, warns owner John W Henry

John W Henry wants to overhaul Liverpool’s youth policy in an attempt to catch up with Manchester United and Arsenal.

Not a single player has broken through from the club’s academy to become established as a key first-team player since Steven Gerrard at the end of the 1990s, and the new owner is determined for that to change.

Speaking to fans in Liverpool on Tuesday, Henry admitted his club are lagging a long way behind United and Arsenal, who have brought through high-calibre players such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

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Maradona4947d ago

Young players is a long term plan. Cant just walk on the streets in Liverpool and put them on the field. So in January they better get some great players.

kulka4947d ago

Yup it s good to develope your own players but you need good players to keep up this season we need to do well to get bigger finance you need money to keep on top you need best players to win the best league

karim4947d ago

Dani Pachecho is their best young player

GJ234947d ago

Quite worrying for liverpool fans. This looks like the owner isn't ready to let the manager buy new players. Developing good young payers takes a lot of time