6 Oct 2016

Future Superstar? Liverpool sensation hailed as one of the 'best young talents in world football'

In January, Liverpool signed Polish goalkeeper Kamil Grabara, and after nine months at Anfield, Grabara is now (apparently) one of the world's top young players.

On Wednesday, The Guardian posted its annual rundown of the '60 best young talents in world football', and 17-year old Grabara is the only Liverpool youngster to make the list.

Some info about Grabara:

* Polish youth international. Spent 12 years at Ruch Chorzow, and currently plays for the Reds' U23 team. First-choice for Poland's U19 side.

* Rejected Man City and Man Utd to sign for Liverpool.

* Conceded 10 goals in 4 games for the U23s this season (One clean sheet). Hardly impressive, but Grabara is still only 17.

I've tried to resist the urge to outline the reality facing Grabara, but here it is:

No academy goalkeeper (of any nationality) has ever become a first-team regular for Liverpool, and the weight of history is against Grabara breaking that trend.

In my view, Grabara would've been better off staying at Ruch Chorzow, but money talks, and I'm sure Liverpool bought Grabara and his family off with houses, cars, and bag-loads of cash.

Good luck, Kamil; you're going to need it.


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