Australian midfielder Jake Brimmer is the latest focus of our Meet the Academy series, which seeks to shed further light on the aspiring talents developing their potential at the club's Kirkby youth base.

A recent recruit for the Reds, the boyhood Liverpool fan from Melbourne has been part of Neil Critchley's U18s outfit in 2014-15, working on an all-action approach that includes a sense for goalscoring situations.

In our exclusive Q&A below, Brimmer selects one word to describe the side he supports, shares his appreciation for Steven Gerrard and which player he considers most skilful at his level.

Date of birth

April 3, 1998

Place of birth

Melbourne, Australia



First team you played for?


When did you join Liverpool?

At U16 level

Who was your idol growing up?

Steven Gerrard

Who did you support growing up?


Favourite sport other than football?


Favourite subject at school?

Physical Education

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

PE teacher or coach

Favourite holiday destination?


Which Liverpool player do you most admire?

Steven Gerrard

Who is the most skilful player at your level?

Conor Quigley

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

Travelling to Malaysia

Describe Liverpool in one word...


Ultimate dream in football?

To win the Champions League