Two Nigerian-born youngsters, Sheyi Ojo and Joron Ibe hav e both been cited in a long list of predicts of Liverpool’s youth academy that are now doing well with other clubs.
Footballlive.ng reports that, while Ovie Ejaria and Dominic Solanke aee missing from the list of Liverpool’s youth breed of the moment, Ibe and Ojo are named among those who cut their teeth at Anfield and are now doing well elsewhere.
Ibe is currently hot on the cards of Bournemouth in the English Premier League, while Ojo is raging hot with Reims in France.
A survey on the impact of Ibe and Ojo, who was part of England’s winning team to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea, noted that the duo have stepped out of the shadows on Merseyside into the bright light of stars.
The report stated in part: “Ibe was on the books of previous clubs before joining Liverpool, having spent time in the academies of Charlton and Wycombe prior to linking with the Reds’ youth team as a 16-year-old.
“The winger was expected to follow in the footsteps of Sterling but was ultimately sold to Bournemouth for £15m in 2016.
“Still technically on the books at Liverpool, Ojo is spending the season on loan in Ligue 1 with Reims.
“The 21-year-old agreed to move to Merseyside from MK Dons as a 14-year-old, with the Reds beating off plenty of competition to secure a £2m transfer, making him the most expensive player for his age.
“At the age of 13, the winger was already appearing for MK Dons’ Under-18s and had trained with the first team.
“While he now has 13 senior appearances for Liverpool to his name, despite spending four loan spells away from the club.”