Teenage Liverpool striker Samed Yesil continues to impress in the youth ranks for both club and country and, according to Nuri Sahin, the German will be a success at Anfield.

The 18-year-old scored twice against the Republic of Ireland earlier this week to register his 31st and 32nd goals in youth football for Germany, and is surely edging closer to a Liverpool debut in the Premier League.

Yesil made his first-team bow in September as Liverpool posted an impressive win away to West Brom in the Capital One Cup, with Sahin scoring both goals for the Reds in a 2-1 triumph.

Sahin liked what he saw from Yesil during the encounter at the Hawthorns and has been keeping a close eye on the progression of the teenager during his time with Liverpool.

And, says Sahin, Yesil has all the attributes to be a success for Liverpool.

“Samed knows where the goal is,” Sahin said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.

“He can smell the goal and that is a quality you cannot teach.

“His record is spectacular and if he continues to listen he'll be a good player for Liverpool.”

Should he continue his fine form in front of goal, Yesil is likely to feature more prominently for the Liverpool first-team this season given how short the Reds are in the forward department.

The summer departures of Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll, along with the long-term injury to Fabio Borini, means Luis Suarez is the only senior striker available to Brendan Rodgers at present.

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