You may have loved or loathed Rafa Benitez but few could argue that he hasn’t laid down an excellent foundation with the youth academy. The acquisition of Rodolfo Borrell and Jose Segura proved an absolute masterstroke and Liverpool will be hoping to reap the rewards in the coming years with many of the youngsters pushing for a first team place. Some have already started to make inroads into the first team squad, while others are merely on the cusp. 2012 could prove a breakthrough year for some of them will look to break into the first team and could save Liverpool millions in the process.
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