Jayden Danns, Bobby Clark and 3 Liverpool Academy Stars Whose Fathers Were Professional Footballers

Jayden Danns, Bobby Clark and 3 Liverpool Academy Stars Whose Fathers Were Professional Footballers

Byron Pillay
March 1, 2024 at 7:56 PM
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  • Liverpool's Academy players are turning heads with their performances for the senior squad
  • Jayden Danns, Bobby Clark and Lewis Koumas all made senior debuts and have famous fathers
  • Danns scored his first senior goal when he netted a brace against Southampton in the FA Cup

Liverpool’s youngsters are certainly making a name for themselves.

The likes of Jayden Danns, Bobby Clark, and Lewis Koumas have become extremely popular thanks to their exploits in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

While the youngsters are earning praise for their performances, they have also earned some fame thanks to their family heritage.

Jayden Danns is one of Liverpool's many youngsters who have famous fathers.
Jayden Danns is just one of many Liverpool Academy stars whose fathers also played professional football. Image: Alex Livesey.
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Sports Brief looks at five Liverpool Academy players whose fathers also played professional football.

Five Liverpool stars with famous fathers

Jayden Danns

The 18-year-old made waves when he grabbed a brace in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup.

Danns joined the club’s Academy at the age of eight and can play in midfield or attack.

His father is Neil Danns, a midfielder who played for Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers, to name a few.

He currently serves as the assistant manager of Tranmere Rovers, the club’s website confirmed.

Bobby Clark

Clark hasn’t been with the Academy from a young age like some of the other stars, but he has made an immediate impact.

The attacking midfielder joined the side in 2021 and scored 13 goals in all competitions in his first season.

He made his debut for the senior team the following year.

His dad, Lee, was a former Newcastle United player and assistant manager of the club. Lee also coached sides like Birmingham City and Blackpool.

Keyrol Figueroa

An exciting attacker, Figueroa joined the Academy as an under-14 player.

The attacker, who has Honduran heritage, has opted to represent the United States of America and played for the u/17 side at the CONCACAF Championship.

Figueroa’s dad is Maynor, a defender who made his name with Wigan Athletic.

He will always be remembered for his goal against Stoke City from inside his own half.

Zac Jagielka

With that surname, it’s easy to guess who Zac’s father is.

Phil Jagielka made over 300 appearances for Merseyside rivals Everton, but his son plays for the Reds.

Zac joined the club at the age of 13 and is well thought of at the club, One Football reported.

Unlike his father, who was a defender, young Zac is a forward.

Prince Kobe Cisse

Following in the footsteps of his famous father, Djibril, Prince Kobe is also an attacker.

The youngster’s father only made 79 appearances for the Reds, but he did win a Champions League medal during that time.

While his father is French, his mum comes from Wales, and the youngster has already made appearances for the Welsh u/16 side.

Youngest Liverpool players to make senior appearance

Jurgen Klopp is showing a lot of faith in the youngsters in his squad.

Trey Nyoni made headlines when he made his FA Cup debut at the age of 16.

Sports Brief looks at the youngest players to suit up for Liverpool in their history.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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