It is almost certain that the first team squad for the first Liverpool pre-Season tour of the Americas will be made up of young talents, with Brendan Rodgers reportedly looking to bring in some of his own.
According to a report in the Liverpool Echo, Rodgers has already spoken to a number of youth teams in the UK, with a few being drawn from his former academy, and there are even some who have already been signed by the club.
But it is a young squad that will be travelling with the first-team squad for a tour of Mexico and the Caribbean.
With the club already holding its pre-Sale season training camp in England, Liverpool are keen to bring some of its own youth to Mexico and will not be giving up any players, with the hope of attracting youngsters from abroad to the first squad.
The tour will also be accompanied by the first official pre-game show at Anfield, with new features including the introduction of the “Stairway to Heaven” sound system.
Rodgers is not the only senior figure with a taste for the Premier League, with Paul Scholes also a big fan of the league.
But the Reds boss has stressed that the tour will not mean the end of a long-term relationship with the English top-flight, with him also keen to expand the club’s involvement in Europe and beyond.