Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, and Calvin Ramsay are new additions to Liverpool‘s roster this summer. While Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, and Takumi Minamino are departures. And Pep Ljinders have identified 3 new additions to the pre-season squad of Liverpool FC.
With a major season on the horizon, Liverpool coach Pep Ljinders has selected three players he wants to add to the club before preseason.
With the additions of Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, and Calvin Ramsay, the Reds have completed their early business. And it does not appear that any other important signings are likely. That is true even though Sadio Mane, a crucial member of Jurgen Klopp’s team, left for Bayern Munich.
In addition to the Senegal international, team members Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi have departed for AC Milan and Monaco, respectively. That might raise some questions as Liverpool tries to defeat Manchester City for the title.
Liverpool’s academy is one of the best academies in England. And this was sort of a disservice to the academy. As When Klopp was in charge at Anfield, he always prioritized the development of the young players, particularly in cup games.
Ljinders 3 additions to Liverpool pre-season squad
Top young players like Kaide Gordon, Owen Beck, and Tyler Morton have already been given the chance to shine. Ljinders, though, identified three additional players earlier this year who he hoped would advance this summer in the preseason.
He said back in January:
“This is just my personal opinion, but I think a coach should be judged much more on the young players he brings through. I really believe in our project looking at our academy. For example, I spent yesterday morning at the Academy to speak with the coaches and Alex Inglethorpe.
We look all the time at the Academy. [On Tuesday] our U18s played against Burnley in the FA Youth Cup, we had Bobby Clark, Luke Chambers, and Stefan Bajcetic, they all stand out. I hope they come with us during the pre-season because it is important for them to have a proper pre-season to know exactly how we want to do things.”
The assistant manager at Liverpool is well familiar with the entire team. And he has kept an eye on the younger players all season. Even though the first team is not expected to return to the club until next week, the Dutchman might still be dissatisfied.
However, the youth teams, notably the Under-21s and Under-18s, have returned to Kirkby. Ljinders is utilizing the extra week to take a thorough look at the club’s upcoming talent. Clark and Bajcetic may have the opportunity in the upcoming weeks. But Chambers was not present because he was allowed time off at the European Under-19 Championships this summer, where England advanced to the final.