Budding local defender Connor Randall is the latest player to feature in our weekly Meet the Academy series, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base.

The 19-year-old is a dynamic and threatening right-back who loves to support his team in attack, and he earned a chance to impress Brendan Rodgers when handed half an hour in the Reds' post-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers in May.

In our exclusive Q&A below, Randall reveals the fellow Scouser that is the man he most admires at Anfield, the Argentinian superstar he would like to meet and the match from 2009 that is the best he has ever seen...

Date of birth

October 21, 1995

Place of birth

Liverpool

Position

Right-back

First team you played for?

Waddicar

When did you join Liverpool?

At six years old

Who did you support growing up?

Liverpool

Favourite sport other than football?

Boxing

Favourite subject at school?

Physical Education

If you were not a footballer, what job would you like to do?

Sports coach

Person you'd like to meet?

Lionel Messi

Favourite food?

Curry

Favourite holiday destination?

Portugal

Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Steven Gerrard

Best football match you've ever seen?

Liverpool against Real Madrid in 2009

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

Playing against Shamrock Rovers

Describe Liverpool in one word...

Passionate

Ultimate dream in football?

To play for the Liverpool first team

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