James McConnell, midfielder - Liverpool FC
James McConnell is an attacking midfielder who made his U18s debut for Liverpool FC as an U16 player during the 2020-21 season.
Signed from Sunderland as an U15 player, he netted his first goal for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's side with a superb strike in a 2-1 away win at Stoke City.
McConnell signed his first professional deal with the club in September 2021 and then agreed a long-term extension 13 months later.
He netted six goals for the U18s in 2022-23, featured for the U19s in the UEFA Youth League and then moved up to the U21s squad.
Date of birth
13 September 2004
InterviewMeet the Academy: James McConnell on PL debut, Klopp hugs and playing No.6. James McConnell is almost lost for words when asked to reflect on his season so far.
News'I'm learning a lot from being around senior players'. James McConnell is relishing any chance he gets to learn from the senior players at Liverpool.
Academy'We have a manager who gives young players a chance, it was a special night'. Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has shared the collective feeling of pride for Academy staff after seeing Luke Chambers make his first senior start and two further debutants in Liverpool's 5-1 win over Toulouse in the Europa League.
AcademyU21s update: Benfica test, Musialowski consistency and McConnell as a No.6. Liverpool U21s head coach Barry Lewtas has spoken of his pride at the way his young team have conducted themselves so far this season.
AcademyU18s friendly: Koumas and McConnell return in win over Huddersfield. Lewis Koumas and James McConnell returned from injury as Liverpool U18s beat Huddersfield Town 2-1 in a friendly encounter.