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18-year-old Liverpool youngster scores twice for England U19s , Reds think it’s ‘his turn’ this year

Liverpool teenager Oakley Cannonier scored twice for England U19s today as they hammered Georgia 6-0.


As per, Cannonier scored two second-half goals as the Young Lions ran riot in Denmark. After scoring what’s described as a ‘tap in,’ the 18-year-old then fired home a pull-back from Liverpool teammate Isaac Mabaya.


It was the young striker’s first game for the U19s, having previously played at U16 and U18 level.

As well as Cannonier and Mabaya, who came off the bench, Liverpool were represented by Luke Chambers in the England starting XI.scored twice for England


Cannonier taking everything in his stride

This is the latest landmark of a brilliant 12 months for Cannonier. Having bagged a remarkable 37 goals at U18 level for Liverpool last season, he has moved up to play with the U21s this season.


So far, he’s making that step up look relatively easy. Four goals in eight games is a continuation of the lethal streak he showed last year.


As a result of that red hot form, there has been plenty of excitement surrounding Cannonier at Liverpool.

Adding to that excitement recently has been U21 coach Barry Lewtas. Praising the striker’s form this season, Lewtas told the Liverpool Echo that there’s a feeling around the club that this could be Cannonier’s year.scored twice for England


That extra step up is a step up but he’s finding his way and it’s really nice. I felt like last season when we played Jarell Quansah and Billy Koumetio together at centre-back in the 19s, it showcased their talents. It’s Oakley’s turn this year,” said the coach.


What that translates to is largely dependent on how well the teenager does. He’s already made a jump up in terms of international recognition. Today, he took that not insignificant leap in his stride.

Theoretically, the next step would be to train regularly with Jurgen Klopp’s senior team. We’ve already seen the likes of Bobby Clark and Layton Stewart rub shoulders with the first team this season.


If Cannonier keeps up his progress, he looks set to be the next one in line.


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