By Joe Ellis

27th Feb, 2022 | 8:51am

Oakley Cannonier: England’s potential Harry Kane replacement dominating at Liverpool

England have twice come close to winning a major international tournament in the past four years and that is largely down to the goals of Harry Kane.

The Tottenham Hotspur talisman was the top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup in Russia when Gareth Southgate’s side reached the semi-finals.

But his time at the top will eventually come to an end and the national team needs to start looking at who might replace the 28-year-old when he hangs up his boots.

There are many a young starlet banging in the goals but none quite like Liverpool’s 17-year-old hotshot Oakley Cannonier.

You might have heard the name before having been the ball boy who put the ball on the corner for that famous Champions League goal against Barcelona [Goal].

Now he has matured into a proper academy superstar and he is tearing up the Premier League Under-18 league this season.

In just 15 games, he has walloped in 19 goals for the Reds having scored four in eight last season as a 16-year-old.

He still has a long way to go before even breaking into the Liverpool first team and might need a loan or two in the EFL to make it but he has all the tools to do so.

As shown as a ball boy, he has all the tactical nous required to be a professional footballer and his non-stop scoring spree suggests he’s got the talent too.

It’s important now that he stays grounded and is allowed time to mature progressively and is brought into the first team fold when he is ready, rather than rushing him into the spotlight.

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