The “Next Big Thing” at Liverpool Identified as the Reds are Keen on a Long-term Deal With the Youngster

Liverpool boast a plethora of talented youngsters, with one of their most promising academy stars, who amassed an impressive 90 goals in a single season, eagerly awaiting his chance to shine.

Maynor Figueroa, renowned for his iconic strike in the Premier League, may see his son following in his footsteps. Figueroa clinched the 2009/10 Goal of the Season award with a remarkable long-range effort against Stoke, a goal that cemented his name in English football history.

Talent seems to be a family trait for the Figueroas. Maynor’s wife, a former professional handball player, adds to the sporting pedigree, while their son Keyrol is currently making waves in Liverpool’s academy, touted as the club’s next big thing.

In contrast to his father’s defensive role, the 17-year-old Keyrol operates as a forward, showcasing impressive dribbling skills and powerful shots. Joining Liverpool’s youth setup at the age of 12 in 2018, he swiftly established himself as one of the brightest prospects in the academy.

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He scored a remarkable 90 goals during a single season while playing for Liverpool’s U13s and U14s teams. Currently, he is showcasing his talents for their U18s and U21s squads.

Throughout this season, he has contributed to 11 goals in 24 youth matches and has also netted nine goals in 13 appearances for the USA’s U17 team. Although he shares Honduran heritage with his father, he is eligible to represent the USA due to his upbringing there.

Keyrol is among several rising stars in Liverpool’s academy who have famous fathers. His teammates include Jayden Danns, son of Neil Danns, Lewis Koumas, son of Jason Koumas, and Bobby Clark, son of Lee Clark.

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Liverpool are keen on securing Figueroa’s services with a long-term contract, offering a clear pathway to first-team football, which is reportedly a priority for the teenager. Given the recent trend of Jurgen Klopp fielding numerous youth talents, convincing him of the opportunity shouldn’t be challenging.

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Figueroa Sr. enjoyed an illustrious career spanning eight years in the Premier League. He made his mark after joining Wigan from Honduran club Olimpia in 2007, making over 200 appearances for the Latics. In 2013, he transferred to Hull City, briefly returning to Wigan on loan the following year after their relegation to the Championship.

In 2015, he made a move to the United States, signing with the Colorado Rapids before later joining FC Dallas. Additionally, he had stints with the Houston Dynamo before retiring from professional football in 2021.

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