HOW times have changed at Liverpool’s Academy. It wasn’t long ago the biggest fear was where the next half decent teenager was coming from, now the focus is on ensuring everyone’s feet remain firmly on the ground.
The praise showered on those who have transformed the Academy this week was richly deserved. Frank McParland, Pep Segura, Rodolfo Borrell, Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish have all played pivotal roles in kick-starting the conveyor belt of talent.
John Flanagan’s debut this week underlined what’s been achieved already but nobody is about to rest on their laurels. The hard work is only just beginning.