Liverpool U21 coach hails Nyoni’s breakthrough season


Liverpool U21 coach Barry Lewtas is delighted with the rapid progress of England-born Zimbabwean starlet Trey Nyoni in his debut season at the club.

At just 16, Nyoni debuted for Liverpool’s first team just months after transferring to the club from Leicester City Academy.

Nyoni has also featured regularly in first-team training in the second half of the season, with outgoing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp being impressed by his rapid progress.

Trey Nyoni already has a League Cup winner’s medal after a memorable start to his career at Liverpool

Lewtas told the Premier League club’s official website “He has been fantastic. For a boy so young, on top of that it’s a new club and he has had to build new relationships with different coaches he’s not known and build relationships with the players. To perform at the level he’s been performing, he can be proud of the way he has adapted. He has been a real good player for us this season since coming into the group from the U18s, he has had some moments where he has had to adapt.

“He is only 16 so there have been some weeks where he has been really up against it against strong and physical opponents, but his quality has been there. I thought against Palace he was excellent, I really did, and his goal summed up his performance and I told him that after the game.

“For Trey, he can be really proud but hopefully there is more good performances in him between now and the end of the season.”

Nyoni made his debut off the bench in the FA Cup win over Southampton, making him the club’s youngest debutant in the competition – not to mention he has a League Cup winners’ medal!

Only joining from Leicester last summer, Nyoni has been fast-tracked up the ranks and under-21s manager Barry Lewtas has hailed how the youngster has been able to quickly adapt.


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