Liverpool have a number of thrilling younger skills rising from the academy, however it was 17-year-old Mateusz Musialowski who set tongues wagging at Anfield.
The Pole has been one of many success tales within the youth ranks this season after becoming a member of final summer season, frequently catching the attention with his aptitude, directness and confidence with the ball.
He is very rated and that he ended Mo Salah‘s procession of Goal of the Month awards again in March is a notable feather in his cap thus far.
Musialowski is heralded as one for the longer term and eyes have been forged over his capacity in first-team coaching at Kirkby and have been as soon as once more at Anfield on Friday throughout the FA Youth Cup match in opposition to Arsenal.
The under-18s cruised to a 3-1 victory to seal a semi-final spot in entrance of an onlooking Jurgen Klopp, who witnessed Musialowski’s mesmerising purpose first-hand.
The 17-year-old scored the third on the evening, following on from Max Woltman and James Norris’ first-half objectives, after bamboozling the Arsenal defence in a devastating counter-attack.
James Balagizi was additionally on the coronary heart of the transfer, however it was Musialowski’s shut management that had the Gunners’ defence in knots earlier than rifling dwelling a left-foot strike on the Kop end.
It takes his season tally to 11 objectives and the purpose, along with his efficiency, noticed the joy over his potential taken up one other notch, with his now seemingly trademark manoeuvre reaping additional rewards.
And his efficiency attracted quite a lot of plaudits from fans with his talent clear to see:
Purely talking one in opposition to one capacity, there haven’t been many higher than Mateusz Musialowski at Liverpool since Luis Suarez. The child is breath-takingly good at making his man and being unpredictable.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) April 30, 2021
Watched this pondering ‘when did Mo Salah have a haircut?’ ‘Why’s he on the left?’ ‘When was this?’ ‘I do not bear in mind this purpose’.
Wasn’t till the shut up I realised it is an academy sport and that is Messi Musialowski. He seems good does not he. https://t.co/rxCfKPKFN0
— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) April 30, 2021
Musialowski’s capacity to humiliate gamers 1v1 is particular
— 9 (@F9Txrres) April 30, 2021
The soccer world will not be prepared for Mateusz Musia?owski
Going to the very prime ??
— Klima ?? (@klimafooty) April 30, 2021
The Musialowski hype practice is full steam forward right this moment and I’m over the moon.
So glad this lad is getting the eye he deserves. A possible world class talent on our arms. Bigger than once we had Sterling imo.
— Rex (@ThatRexGuyAgain) April 30, 2021
This Musialowski fella seems the actual deal #LFC
— MANNING (@JackManningOF) May 1, 2021
Some have been a bit tongue in cheek, however the sentiment remained the identical:
Musialowski and Elliot subsequent season pic.twitter.com/hLDpoo3Y5j
— ? (@ftbllscott) April 30, 2021
Who wants Mpabbe when you’ve got Musialowski ?
— Debz (@Umar_DBR) May 1, 2021
Musialowski x Elliot linkup is gonna tear aside the Europa League group levels
— Omar (@topimpacat) April 30, 2021
There is definitely loads of potential to be excited by, however at simply 17 the Reds will likely be keen to manage the hype as he continues to develop.
But as Klopp readily iterates, “‘If they’re ok, they’re sufficiently old.”