Leighton Clarkson

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19, October, 2001

Leighton Clarkson first arrived at Liverpool's Academy at the age of six and signed a new long-term contract in July 2020.

A creative midfielder who hails from Clitheroe in Lancashire, he has a good range of passing and has excellent delivery from set-pieces.

Leighton made his U18s debut as an U16 player in 2017-18 and is now a regular for the U18s and U19s.

In 2018-19, Leighton was also part of the victorious FA Youth Cup squad after the dramatic penalty shootout victory over Manchester City in the final. He would then sign his first professional contract with the club on July 22, 2019, before being handed a long-term deal a year later.

Leighton made his senior debut for the club when he came off the bench at Aston Villa in the League Cup in December 2019, and then made his first start in the FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Shrewsbury Town at Anfield.

Click here to read more about Clarkson's senior debut.

Click here to read more about Leighton in our Meet the Academy feature.