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Liverpool have genius rule that all youngsters who won Carabao Cup final must follow

Liverpool have genius rule that all youngsters who won Carabao Cup final must follow

Liverpool's young Carabao Cup-winning stars have a number of rules they must follow in the academy.

Liverpool have a number of rules that their exciting youngsters must follow even after winning the Carabao Cup.

The Reds won the League Cup for the tenth time in their history after Virgil van Dijk scored an extra time winner against Chelsea at Wembley.

Outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp described the triumph as "the most special" after Liverpool lifted the cup without a number of their first-team regulars.

Mo Salah, Diogo Jota, Alisson, Dominik Szoboszlai, Darwin Nunez, Curtis Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold were all unavailable, while Ryan Gravenberch went off with a nasty injury inflicted by a poor Moises Caicedo challenge in the first half.

That opened up opportunities for Liverpool's youngsters as Bobby Clark, James McConnell, Jayden Danns and Jarell Quansah were all brought on as Klopp's kids did the business.

Conor Bradley, enjoying a breakthrough campaign at Anfield, ended up being one of the more senior members of the side.

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Liverpool have a number of gems coming through and the club have rules in place to ensure they remain grounded.

Liverpool’s academy director, Alex Inglethorpe revealed all in an interview with academy graduate and club legend Jamie Carragher for The Telegraph.

Young players are restricted to what car they can drive, as well as not having a wage cap where £50,000-a-year is the maximum one can earn.

And in a regulation which sounds like something from school, players have to hand in their phones upon entry to the training ground.

Inglethorpe explained: “It is a safety thing as much as anything.

“I don’t want boys who have just passed their test with these big chunks of metal, but I was also fed up seeing a car park full of Range Rovers. If anyone turns up with one of them, they are parking it next door."

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He added: "We have a pay structure which is fairly old-fashioned. We give them jobs to do. We tell them to hand their phone over at 8.30am and give them back before they go home.

"You have been a senior player. You know how it is when a young player comes into the dressing room. You want respect for the pathway. They have to earn what comes their way first. All the other stuff is fine later. To get there you have to do it on the pitch.”

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Topics: Liverpool, Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp, Carabao Cup