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Liverpool's ten youngest players to play in the Premier League - what happened to them?

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It's no secret that Liverpool have one of the best youth academies in England.

The Merseyside club have produced the likes of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard since the beginning of the Premier League.

They also have a number of other young talents at their disposal at the moment.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has already established himself as a first team regular, while Liverpool also have high hopes for many other youngsters including Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster.

Both will be hoping to make their Premier League debut by the end of the 2017/18 season, which would put them among Liverpool's youngest ever players to feature in the competition.

But who are Liverpool's 10 youngest Premier League players and what have they done since?

1) Jack Robinson - 16 years, 250 days

Robinson is the only Liverpool player in the Premier League era to be given his debut at the age of 16.

Unfortunately, he would appear just twice more in England's top tier before his departure to Queens Park Rangers in 2014.

He currently turns out for Nottingham Forest.

2) Ben Woodburn - 17 years, 42 days

Now 19 years old, Woodburn remains one of Liverpool's brightest prospects.

However, his progress has been slowed this season after an underwhelming spell at Sheffield United.

Ben Woodburn is currently struggling on loan at Sheffield United

3) Raheem Sterling - 17 years, 106 days

Sterling was a great servant for Liverpool, scoring 23 goals and making 129 appearances in his four season stint.

He left for Manchester City in 2015 and is currently thriving under Pep Guardiola. 

4) Michael Owen - 17 years, 143 days

Owen managed to score on his debut for the club as a 17-year-old against Wimbledon, before becoming a hero for the club until his exit in 2004.

He went on to play for Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United before retiring with Stoke in 2013.

Michael Owen during his Premier League debut

5) Jordon Ibe - 17 years, 162 days

Ibe never really managed to kick on after making his debut.

He is still in the Premier League with Bournemouth but is finding first team appearances hard to come by.

6) Trent Alexander-Arnold - 18 years, 68 days

It's been a meteoric rise for Alexander-Arnold, who has not only established himself as Liverpool's first choice right-back but also scored his first England goal against U.S.A on Thursday.

Expect the 19-year-old to be a key figure at Liverpool for the unforeseeable future.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has established himself as Liverpool's first choice right-back

7) Joe Gomez 18 years, 77 days

Gomez made his debut four years ago and has managed to gold down a first team spot this season.

8) Jon Flanagan 18 years, 99 days

Flanagan was a key figure as Liverpool so nearly ended their wait for a Premier League trophy in 2014.

Unfortunately, he would suffer a knee injury the following season and would never win his place back.

He was released this summer and has joined up with Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Jon Flanagan left Liverpool to join Rangers earlier this summer

9) Emiliano Insua 18 years, 110 days

Insua would feature in 31 games for Liverpool during the 2009/10 Premier League season but was sent on loan to Galatasary the campaign after.

He joined Sporting CP in 2011 and went on to play for Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

The Argentine, who has five caps for his country, currently turns out for VfB Stuttgart.

10) Jordan Rossiter 18 years, 152 days

Rossiter drew comparisons with Steven Gerrard after making his debut in 2014 but he failed to make another Premier League appearance for Liverpool.

He currently plays for Rangers under Gerrard but his time with the Scottish club has been hampered with injuries.

Topics:
Michael Owen
Football
Jordan Rossiter
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Curtis Jones
Ben Woodburn
Jordon Ibe
Joe Gomez
Jon Flanagan
Raheem Sterling
Jack Robinson
Emiliano Insua
Liverpool

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