Raheem Sterling, 17, has been one of the stars of Liverpool's pre-season, with the youngster scoring his first senior goal for the Reds only three minutes into their 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Coach Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on the brilliant winger and it's proof that youngsters can shine when given a chance in the right conditions, but could others follow suit? talkSPORT round up some other brilliant kids that the big clubs should put some faith in...
Name: Denis Suarez
Club: Manchester City
Position: Attacking midfielder
Manchester City youth star Denis Suarez excelled for Spain's junior side in their UEFA U19 Championship win this summer. The creative midfielder was a big-money signing from Celta Vigo in 2011, with potential for the deal to total £2.75 million depending on his appearances for the Citizens over its course. Suarez's talent matches his price and the midfielder has shown a superb mastery of passing, excellent dribbling ability and cool finishing during his time with City's youth side. The Spaniard has expressed a clear desire to break into City's first team this season and, with the Manchester side looking to compete on at least three fronts after placing the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup high on their agenda, the youngster could make for a talented and useful squad player. Suarez has been compared in style to friend and team-mate David Silva. High praise indeed.
Name: Lucas Piazon
New signing Oscar isn't the only talented young Brazilian in Chelsea's squad, with his compatriot Lucas Piazon waiting in the wings to seize any opportunity he's given with the first team. Piazon won Chelsea's Young Player of the Year award last season in his first campaign with the Blues, but despite his promise, he has yet to make his competitive debut for the Chelsea first team. Piazon could have a glimmer of hope, however, as the forward used Chelsea's pre-season to show his potential, scoring the only goal in a draw with PSG in July. The Brazilian has an ever-growing list of big names in front of him in the Chelsea queue, but with his abundance of talent it would be a horrible waste if he isn't given a chance at some point this year.
Name: Suso Fernandez
Silky Spaniard Suso Fernandez was another of Spain's big players in their recent UEFA U19 Championship win and the midfielder has been earmarked by former Reds coach Rafa Benitez as a star of the future. The new-found emphasis on short passing football under Brendan Rodgers suits Suso perfectly and the youngster had a chance to show his brilliant ability in retaining possession during a friendly appearance for the Liverpool senior side against Toronto FC this summer. If Rodgers truly has faith in the Barcelona model of football then he'll need to make sure he gradually breaks Liverpool's top academy prospects into their first team, and Suso is high on the list.
Name: Josh McEachran
Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has been under an incredible amount of pressure in recent seasons, with the youngster making his professional debut with Chelsea as a 17-year-old in 2010. The playmaker then inherited the number 20 shirt from Portuguese star Deco in 2011, a fitting and seemingly auspicious passing of the torch given McEachran's range of passing and creativity, but his Blues career failed to sky-rocket as many had expected. A lack of first team football prompted a loan move to Swansea in the second half of the 2011/12 season, but despite being the perfect fit for the style of play at the Swans, McEachran only managed four appearances during his spell. This season will be pivotal for the midfielder and, if the Blues want him to fulfil his potential, he'll need to be given a chance to fill in for the likes of Frank Lampard in less crucial ties throughout the campaign. If not, a move away from Stamford Bridge may be the best option for the youngster if he hopes to achieve what many expect from him.
Name: Ross Barkley
England youth midfielder Ross Barkley only managed six appearances for the Toffees last season, but he did enough to impress many of the Everton faithful and it's thought that supporters are keen to see him play more for his club. Fate may have dealt Barkley a kind hand in his quest for first team action, with Tim Cahill and Jack Rodwell both leaving Goodison for pastures new. Now that space has opened up in the Everton squad, Barkley should have an opportunity to impress David Moyes, but it's vital that the youngster uses his window wisely. If his international form for England this summer is anything to go by, Barkley could be a standout player for the Toffees this season, with the youngster looking mature beyond his years for the Three Lions in the U19 Championship in Estonia.
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