Conor Masterson, formerly a player with Lucan United, could make his senior debut for Liverpool F.C. in the Champions League tonight.
Irish youngster Conor Masterson, 19, is the talk of Ireland tonight as Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final. Named to the team's European squad earlier in the year, he was promoted to train with the first side on Tuesday evening before being placed on the bench for the clash in Anfield on Wednesday. Masterson is currently the only center-back available because of injuries.
With Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez and potential center-back Emre Can all out, Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren are the only senior players left to manager Jurgen Klopp for center-back, giving Masterson the chance to step up.
With Matip hurt, don't be surprised to see Conor Masterson listed in tomorrow's squad. pic.twitter.com/JFmrnFMqHE— Matt Thielen (@MelwoodDaily) April 3, 2018
Who is Conor Masterson?
Conor Masterson has been playing with Liverpool since the age of 13, signed from Dublin club Lucan United six years ago in 2012. He is already rumored to have signed a €1 million contract with the Merseyside club when he turned 16. The 19-year-old Lucan man is a key player in Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's Under-19 team and is also a former captain of Liverpool's Under-18 team.
This season, he has moved up to the Under-23s and has made ten second-string team appearances for Liverpool.
Conor Masterson is #LFC's only other fit centre-back option within the registered Champions League squad.— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) April 3, 2018
They can add a 'wild card' up to 11pm tonight, with George Johnston also an option. Unlikely we'll see either in the squad tomorrow but who knows... pic.twitter.com/dcLiVBFWUF
Masterson was also named on the Liverpool team sheet for the FA Cup Everton tie.