Liverpool’s 20-year-old defender Jarell Quansah aims for the next higher level

Liverpool's 20-year-old defender Jarell Quansah aims for the next higher level Hot Prospect

Born in Warrington, just halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, 20-year-old defender Jarell Quansah grew up in Liverpool’s academy as a boy. He spent the second half of last season with Bristol Rovers, gaining first team experience as a player.

His development has been recognized and he has been with the team since pre-season. He also got a chance to play in friendly matches and secured the 5th center back position.

With Virgil van Dijk suspended and Ibrahima Konate out injured, he made three Premier League appearances.

He started yesterday against Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After conceding a goal three minutes into the game, he kept his composure and did not create many chances, and even assisted on the team’s third goal.

He also said that he would be happy to contribute in attack as he did in the Carabao Cup, and that he is eagerly looking forward to further growth on the pitch.

“You’re prepared for anything, so as long as I can impact the team at one end, and now both ends, it’s always good,”

“I just prefer defending but obviously if I can contribute with an assist or a goal every now and again, I’m always happy.”

“It’s been nice; I’ve wanted to do it. I just wanted the opportunity, that was the biggest thing for me.”

“I’m glad that I’ve had it and taken it so far, but it’s about kicking on and improving, I’ve got so much to improve still; times in the game there I’ve given the ball away. I’m a perfectionist so I’m always working on the pitch to get better and better.”