The Liverpool F.C. Academy is the footballing 'school' of Liverpool Football Club, established to train young footballers- mostly aged 18 and under- with the aim of developing them into footballers with the quality to progress to the Liverpool first team. Examples of players who have progressed through the Academy include such stars as Billy Liddell, Phil Thompson, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.
There is an emphasis on developing local talent from the city of Liverpool and surrounding areas, however as time has progressed, more and more youngsters are being recruited to the Academy from across the country and abroad- some of whom even carrying seven-figure transfer fees. (more...)