It’s a mad game…Liverpool’s 21-year-old center back was ready to go out on loan last summer

It’s a mad game...Liverpool's 21-year-old center back was ready to go out on loan last summer Hot Prospect

The youngest of four siblings, Jarell Quansah grew up in Warrington, roughly halfway between Merseyside and Manchester. He was discovered playing for a local junior club and joined Liverpool’s academy at the age of five.

He worked his way up through the lower divisions and spent last season with the U-21 team, while also experiencing his first loan spell in the second half of the season.

He moved on to Bristol Rovers, where he played 16 games in EFL League 1, gaining valuable experience playing for the first team.

Before the season began, the England U-21 defender participated in preseason and performed well. He earned the trust of the coaches and started mainly in the Europa League and cup competitions.

With Joel Matip injured, he is getting more opportunities to express himself on the pitch.

When asked if he could have imagined this situation last year, he said that his priority was to learn from the world-class players in the first team and that he expected to spend the rest of the season playing soccer on loan.

“I would have said, ‘No chance’,”

“Coming into the season, it was more about the opportunity to train with the best players in the world and learn from them.”

“Last summer, I probably thought the plan would be to go out on loan again. But when I went on pre-season with the first team I just said to myself, ‘You’ve got to give everything and show what you can do’. Thankfully, I did that, and I was able to kick on. I’ve learned already in football that it’s a mad game and anything can happen.”

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He has now moved up the ranks to third center back and is expected to be an important member of the team next season and beyond, as the former Cameroonian defender is likely to leave the team at the end of this season.

He is also expected to develop into a defensive leader for the future without Virgil van Dijk.

Will the young center back, who has had a smooth sailing first-team career, be able to further develop his skills?