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Exciting Progress Made By Liverpool Academy Prospect Compared To Messi And Hazard

After excelling in Liverpool's under-18s last season, academy prospect Mateusz Musialowski has made the smooth transition to Barry Lewtas' under-23s. Such is the skill and talent the player has, he has previously been compared to PSG's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Eden Hazard.

The Polish Messi

The player nicknamed 'The Polish Messi' scored his third goal in six outings during Liverpool's 3-0 Premier League 2 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. 

Musialowski was in terrific form shining for the home side and wowing the crowd with his clever play.

The other goals came from Paul Glatzel who is allowed to play at academy level during his loan spell at Tranmere Rovers and James Norris.

Mateusz Musialowski

Under-23 Manager Barry Lewtas On Musialowski

Lewtas has been delighted with the player's transition from under-18s to under-23s and was impressed with the 18 year old's work rate on Saturday.

"Maty has stepped up to the U23s this season after doing ever so well playing for the U18s last season."

"It is a step-up to this level but I think in the game against Chelsea and again today, they are real yardsticks for him."

"He was fantastic in possession but he worked ever so hard out of possession as well."

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"He’s a young boy and he’s still learning the game, but whenever he got the ball out there you thought something was going to happen – and that’s the ability he has got."

LFCTR Verdict

The Polish youngster has had a reputation for some time after some outstanding performances in the Liverpool academy.

His progress has not gone unnoticed by Jurgen Klopp who involved the player in the senior squad's pre-season training camp in Austria.

Whilst other youngsters took part in the pre-season friendly matches, Musialowski didn't make an appearance so it would seem that the coaching staff believe he still has work to do on the physical aspects of the game.

It's great to see him able to step up a level however and continue to have a positive impact on the team. This is going to be a very interesting story to follow over the next couple of years.

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