Updated: 18/09/2012 21:35 | By pa.press.net

Yesil to be fast-tracked by Rodgers

German forward Samed Yesil is set to get his chance in the Liverpool first team

German forward Samed Yesil is set to get his chance in the Liverpool first team

Teenage striker Samed Yesil looks set to be handed his Liverpool debut by manager Brendan Rodgers in Thursday's UEFA Europa League group game against Young Boys.

The 18-year-old German forward, who moved to Merseyside from Bayer Leverkusen last month, is likely to start with a number of senior players being rested ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester United at Anfield.

Liverpool were unable to replace Andy Carroll, who joined West Ham on loan, before the transfer window shut, meaning Yesil could face a swift promotion from the reserves. "Yesil will certainly be fast-tracked," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"He will be involved in the Europa League game.

"I watched him play against England Under-19s during the international break and he scored two terrific goals and set up another."

Rodgers also thinks the rise of teenage winger Raheem Sterling has boosted the confidence of the club's academy players.

"The biggest thing for young players now is that the introduction of Raheem has given even the seven- and eight-year olds the one thing in life you want - hope.

"Every young academy player, every parent or guardian has got hope that a young player will play at Liverpool.

"I saw it last week after moving a lot of the young players up to Melwood with it being international week. You could see it in their attitude. They had a spring in their step.

"They feel that they have got a chance and they will get that. There is nothing better than when you see a young kid come through. There will be that chance for Yesil and one or two other boys over these period of months now."

18/09/2012 11:05
well if you dont play him he aint gonna get any better. who knows maybe another fowler is coming through.......i bloody hope so coz boy do we need one.
18/09/2012 13:32
Good luck to the lad. Owen was only 17 on his debut so there is no reason this lad cannot do it. I would like to see a few more tried this year, it always seems such a pity wnen players like Thomas Ince leave the club through lack of opportunities, then make it big elsewhere.

If Sterling can make the step up seamlessly then who knows what others we can unearth, we made a huge mistake not signing a striker to cover Carrolls absence, but if it gives us a chance to look at the youngsters then so be it.

18/09/2012 13:32
Hope that Rodgers will develop the technical attributes of players rather than there tactical there is only so much you can teach about a certain positions on the pitch and certain scenarios lots of players should have experiencing from the age of 12 to know what to do in there position and what pass to look for, something utd keep bringing up and getting no where with, most there promising youngsters have been sold off or loaned and they buy from the outside. If Rodgers gets the passing, dribbling and very importantly finishing practice good then Liverpool should bury the opposition as they are keeping possession and getting shots on goal.
18/09/2012 18:08
I watched the youth team thrash Chelski youth the other night. Rafa did a good job setting this all up and our rewards will be more players such as Sterling. Pacheco, Morgan, Robinson and more.
Yesil  need only take a leaf out of Sterlings book and get out there and give what hes got, for a full 90 mins.
hope rodgers puts him out against man utd on sunday as well as playing on thursday night's game.

Youth shine and run and run and work. they develop with experience. regardless what Tim Adams say they can play else where and gain this and many do and come back near the finished article. Trouble is that youngster that rise through the ranks when arrive believe they are legends in their own minds. Keeping their feet on the ground is the first problem, and holding on to them the second.

Shutting the agents gob and greed if a constant problem ... especially when they believe the tripe agents spill to line their OWN pockets.

To; Clivo 1, can a boy do a mans job ? Only great geniuses like : Maradona, Messi and Pele really shone as young men. Yesil, is no genius and nor is Sterling. Its our crap management that are to blame, if they had put up the cash for Dempsey, as they should have done we would not be in this mess. Dempsey, is a great player and its our loss he went to Spurs. I do not think that Carroll will come back either, some kind of deal has gone on, which us fans do not know about.
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