The 17-year-old striker agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract this week that ties him to the club until the summer of 2022 by which time he will have been with the Blues for almost a decade.
Stoke-born Dobbin who has six goals for the U18s this season, told the official site: “Signing a first pro deal is a really proud moment for me and my family and shows hard work can pay off.
“I really want to push for more in future.
“My family have helped me a lot through my whole time playing football. They have made a lot of sacrifices for me and their dedication has paid off in this moment.
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1 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:12:41
2 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:18:30
3 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:18:38
My coat is already on
4 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:28:55
I know the rewards if you make it is the stuff of dreams but it must put a lot of pressure on the family coming from outside of Liverpool. Does anyone know how much training these kids have to do at what age? Good luck, lad.
5 Posted 09/01/2020 at 17:33:40
Duncan @3, with all due respect to the lad's surname, we had 10 Dobbins playing on Sunday, Eeyore! :-)
6 Posted 09/01/2020 at 18:02:17
He plays up top, or left of a front three. He's similar to Richarlison in that way. However the player I'd say he's most like is James Vaughan. He's stocky, he's lightning fast, not quite as powerful as Vaughan was but he's got more tricks in his locker and better technique. He doesn't just rely on pace and power to score. He can beat a man, and cutting inside from the left onto his right, he just seems to blow past central defenders. The lad needs to keep going, to keep his head screwed on and the sky is the limit
He's scored 6 in 10 u18s games so far this season and even been in the u23s at the age of 16. His highlight was making the bench for a league trophy game (ie professional) against Mansfield.
Well done young man. Enjoy every second of it. We're all behind you.
7 Posted 09/01/2020 at 18:11:28
The other one, with big potential, is Tyler Onyango and he's not 17 until March, and he's already a mainstay of the u23s. He's not as flashy as Dobbin, but the fact he's 16 and hardly looks out of place speaks volumes.
8 Posted 09/01/2020 at 18:14:50
9 Posted 09/01/2020 at 18:18:49
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11 Posted 09/01/2020 at 18:46:11
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15 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:04:25
We can't get too carried away at their ages, but putting it into perspective, in his first season Simms struggled to get into the u18s initially, whereas these two are regular goalscorers..
16 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:09:47
Who do you prefer Phil?
17 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:17:43
Any idea what happened to MacKenzie Hunt? He was a decent centre-mid for the u18s last season and Tyler Onyango and Einar Iversen seem to have leapfrogged him as he's barely featured for the u23s. I liked what I saw of him, and wanted to see if he could step up a level.
18 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:33:13
19 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:34:21
There was a photo of him celebrating after he scored against West Brom with Onyango joining in and intriguingly a third player is shown who I think is a Schoolboy attacker, Katia Kouyate, one to look out for next season!
20 Posted 09/01/2020 at 19:42:10
I continue to be quite forgiving of the inconsistencies you get with our youngsters, less so with their overpaid elders!
21 Posted 09/01/2020 at 20:21:42
Against Liverpool, watching on tv, first half we provided some moments to think we could win, the second half I was just speechless, we offered nothing, except my ticker going on the blink looking at that disgrace of trying to play football.
Against Derby County in the F.A. youth game you could be right in me forgetting it, but to me winning that cup is always a cup we should be striving to win, there didn't seem to me, to be anyone bursting their gut to try and win the game.
22 Posted 10/01/2020 at 09:38:22
23 Posted 10/01/2020 at 21:58:08
24 Posted 11/01/2020 at 11:18:24
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