The next player to feature in our ongoing Meet the Academy series, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base, is the highly thought of Ryan Kent.

A versatile wide forward who can perform with intent from either wing and centrally, the quick and creative 18-year-old is a consistent source of attacking threat at whichever level he operates for the Reds, as shown already in this campaign.

In our exclusive Q&A below, Kent reveals the Brazilian superstar he idolised as a child, the most memorable moment of his career to date and the lofty ambition he holds as his ultimate goal in the game.

Date of birth

November 11, 1996

Place of birth

Manchester

Position

Forward

First team you played for?

Liverpool

When did you join Liverpool?

7

Who was your idol growing up?

Ronaldinho

Who did you support growing up?

Oldham Athletic

Favourite sport other than football?

Basketball

Favourite subject at school?

Business studies

Person you'd like to meet?

Floyd Mayweather

What's on your iPod?

Hip-hop

Favourite food?

Chinese

Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Steven Gerrard

Best football match you've seen?

Liverpool against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final

What has been the highlight of your Liverpool career so far?

Signing a professional contract

Describe Liverpool in one word...

Inspiring

Ultimate dream in football?

To win the Ballon d'Or

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