3 Wonder Kids Who Will Take The PL By Storm In The Coming Years
The Premier League has always seen young talents coming up through the ranks and make a name for themselves. There are several young academy footballers who are already turning heads and could soon be the stars of the future.
Let’s take a look three such youngsters in the Premier League, who are currently impressing everyone out their with their rapid rise and talent.
The 17-year-old Welsh international forward shot to headlines after becoming Liverpool’s youngest ever goal scorer, when he scored in the League Cup last season. The Welsh forward scored 8 and made 6 for the young Reds in 15 Premier League 2 appearances last season.
Not just that, Klopp was so impressed by the youngster that he regularly played him in the Cup games for the first team. He made a total of 9 appearances for the senior team last term, which is a very impressive number for a 17-year-old, taking Liverpool’s existing forward line into account.
Woodburn was once again in the news last week when he scored his first goal and the winner for Wales national team within seconds of coming off the bench in a World Cup qualifier against Austria.
There is no better manager in world football than Jurgen Klopp to develop a talent like Ben Woodburn. At just 17, the young Welshman has time on his side, as well as a charismatic mentor to help him reach his potential. He is definitely one player to watch out for.
Known for producing incredible youth talent, the Arsenal Academy seems to have found a gem in the form of 17-years-old, Reiss Nelson. After making an impression in the youth ranks, Arsenal rewarded the English forward with his professional contract at the club.
In fact, he was so impressive in the past few months that he took part in Arsenal’s pre season tour of China and Australia. He even won the man of the match award for his performance in the 2-0 win over Sydney FC on the tour.
Arsene Wenger certainly has plans for the young English forward with enough time on his side to develop his skills. In Premier League 2, Reiss Nelson has already netted 6 goals in 4 matches, including one amazing free-kick against rivals Manchester United.
An academy graduate and a born Scouser, Trent Alexander-Arnold was perhaps destined to pull on the Liverpool shirt. The young English right-back made his senior debut last season in the 2-1 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup.
His performance in the game earned plenty of praise from former Liverpool greats and pundits, which eventually lead to his Premier League debut, which was against arch rivals Manchester United.
Arnold finished last season with 12 appearances for the senior side, including 7 in the Premier League. But, this was just the beginning. It seems like Jurgen Klopp has a bigger role for the youngster in the 17/18 season, especially with Nathaniel Clyne out injured.
Arnold was also handed his Champions League debut this season in the first game of play-offs against Hoffenheim, where he scored a beautiful free kick which turned out to be the difference as Liverpool won 2-1.
From what we have seen so far from the young man, there are no doubts about the quality that he possesses and as time goes by, he will only get better under Jurgen Klopp. Trent could well be the one to step into the shoes of club legend Steven Gerrard.