Players who have grown up in the academy, such as Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, and Jarell Quansah, are making their mark on the team. Young players such as Ben Doak and Bobby Clark have also had moments of brilliance despite little playing time.
The team is being built for the next generation, with 16-year-old midfielder Trey Gnoni, who joined from Leicester City last summer, on the bench in the Premier League and cup competitions, and his eyes are not only on England, but also on South America.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are interested in 17-year-old Luis Guilherme, who plays for Palmeiras, and Bayern Munich and Chelsea are also keen on him. The report also states that the player has a £47 million release clause in his contract.
The soon-to-be 18-year-old Brazilian U-20 forward made 28 first-team appearances last season. He played against Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores semifinals, although they narrowly lost, and is steadily gaining experience against strong opponents.
His success in Brazil has made him one of the most promising players in Europe. Will the talented young attacker make the step up from South America and try out for the first time in the European leg?