View: Liverpool must keep Ben Doak and Oakley Cannonier together at all costs
Liverpool have always been a team that scores goals for fun in any competition or age level and they have two hotshot strikers in their ranks.
Currently playing for the Reds’ Under-18s side, Oakley Cannonier and Ben Doak have quickly developed a flourishing partnership which has produced a hatful of goals already this season.
Cannonier, 18, has recently been promoted to the Under-21 setup where his free-scoring nature has continued having previously bagged 28 goals in 26 matches last season.
Doak, meanwhile only arrived on Merseyside this summer having left Scottish Premiership champions Celtic’s youth setup and has taken to English football like a duck to water.
He already has six goals for Liverpool’s youth sides this season and the duo combined for three of their four goals in the UEFA Youth League against Rangers on Wednesday (12 October).
With Doak being two years younger than Cannonier at just 16 years of age, it might be difficult to keep them playing in the same team for too long but if it is at all possible, then they have to try.
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Their partnership in attack for Liverpool’s youth sides has been scintillating to watch this season and something Jurgen Klopp has to be taking account of as he watches over the entire club’s sides.
Liverpool may even want the duo to progress to the first team together in the future but this outstanding form has to continue for some time yet.
Both Cannonier and Doak will be praying that Klopp, or whoever may be in charge when they are ready, doesn’t just keep buying players to replace those who leave and puts their trust in the youth setup at Anfield.
Liverpool has the lowest productivity of any of the big six sides and that just won’t be good enough for Klopp or the Reds supporters who want to see their own talents play in the first team just as Trent Alexander-Arnold has.