10 Dec 2015

Official: Liverpool confirm 'signing' of 20-year old 'runner' who 'admires Gerrard'

After several first-team performances this season, Liverpool right back Conor Randall has signed a new long-term deal with the club.

Earlier today, the official Liverpool website confirmed the deal:

"Connor Randall [has] committed [his] future to Liverpool today by signing a new contracts with the club".

Reacting to the extended contract, Randall - who recently admitted that he 'admires Gerrard' more than any other player, enthused:

"It’s a dream come true to be in the situation I am. To sign a contract today, I’m very pleased and grateful for the chance.”

From what I've seen do far, Randall is just like Jon Flanagan: a decent huff-and-puff footballer (Klopp described him as a 'runner') without anything really exceptional to his game.

That may sound harsh, but I just don't see Randall becoming Liverpool's first-choice right back at any point in the future.

He'll make a decent squad player, though, and with Liverpool's lack of options on the flanks, I'm sure he'll get plenty of chances to warm the bench over the next six months.

That said, Im happy to be proven wrong, and under Klopp, there's always a possibility that one of either Flanagan or Randall will become a first-team regular.

Dortmund full-back Marcel Schmelzer is a good comparison here. Klopp promoted Schmelzer from Dortmund's youth system at the age of 17, and the German went on to become the club's first-choice left-back.

Randall and Flanagan should take inspiration from that, and make the best of any opportunities that come their way.

Author: Jaimie K


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