Calum Scanlon scored his first worldwide help to assist England U19s safe a dramatic late win over Japan on Saturday.
The complete-back made his seventh look for Simon Rusk’s facet because the Younger Lions made it two wins from two in Marbella earlier than the worldwide break.
Scanlon made his England Beneath-19 debut in its place towards Germany in June and has since taken on a comparatively common function at left-back for his nation.
His group took a 2-0 lead due to first-half targets from Man Metropolis’s Jacob Wright and Tottenham’s Will Lankshear, however Japan managed to stage issues shortly after the break.
The Liverpool youth academy graduate was launched rather than Kian Finest on the hour after enjoying the complete 90 minutes towards Romania earlier this week, and made his presence felt by establishing the winner within the dying seconds.
Scanlon navigated his well past a Japanese defender to get himself into place earlier than firing a low cross to fellow substitute Jamie Donley to ship residence the objective that determined the match.
It was the second of two friendlies through the November worldwide break, together with his facet beating Romania 6-0 on Wednesday, additionally in Marbella.
The 18-year-old made his aggressive debut for the Reds within the 5-1 win over Toulouse final month, however has made 4 pre-season appearances over the summer time.
The dislocated shoulder damage suffered by Andy Robertson through the earlier worldwide break has opened a possible window for additional involvement within the coming weeks, with Scanlon more likely to compete with Kostas Tsimikas, Joe Gomez and Luke Chambers for the out there minutes.
Jurgen Klopp has rotated his squad through the early phases of the League Cup and Europa League, with the upcoming clashes towards LASK, Union SG and West Ham providing additional alternatives for these on the cusp of the senior squad.
Described as ‘enjoyable to look at’ by the Liverpool boss final summer time, Scanlon was referred to as as much as first-team coaching forward of final month’s Merseyside derby.
It stays to be seen whether or not his current progress will translate into senior minutes, however Klopp will undoubtedly keep watch over the teen because the week progresses.