Calum Scanlon notched his first worldwide help to assist England U19s safe a dramatic late victory over Japan on Saturday.
The complete-back made his seventh look for Simon Rusk’s aspect because the Younger Lions made it two wins from two in Marbella for the worldwide break.
Scanlon made his England U19s debut again instead in opposition to Germany again in June and has since gone on to carve out a comparatively common function at left-back for his nation.
His group went 2-0 forward courtesy of first-half strikes from Man Metropolis‘s Jacob Wright and Tottenham‘s Will Lankshear, however Japan had been in a position to stage issues shortly after the interval.
Liverpool’s academy graduate was launched on the hour instead of Kian Finest, having performed the total 90 minutes in opposition to Romania earlier within the week, and made his presence felt by establishing the winner within the dying seconds.
Scanlon navigated his method past a Japan defender to get himself into place earlier than firing a low cross for fellow substitute Jamie Donley to steer house the purpose that settled the competition.
It was the second of two friendlies in November’s worldwide break, along with his aspect thrashing Romania 6-0 on Wednesday, additionally in Marbella.
The 18-year-old made his aggressive debut for the Reds through the 5-1 victory over Toulouse final month, however did make 4 appearances in pre-season through the summer season.
The dislocated shoulder damage sustained by Andy Robertson through the earlier worldwide break has opened a possible window for additional involvement within the coming weeks, with Scanlon prone to jostle with Kostas Tsimikas, Joe Gomez and Luke Chambers for the vacated minutes.
Jurgen Klopp has rotated his group through the early levels of the League Cup and Europa League, with upcoming clashes in opposition to LASK, Union SG and West Ham providing additional alternatives for these on the cusp of the senior group.
Scanlon was described as “enjoyable to observe” by the Liverpool boss over the summer season, and was drafted into first-team coaching forward of final month’s Merseyside derby.
It stays to be seen whether or not his latest progress will translate into senior minutes, however Klopp will undoubtedly be maintaining a tally of the teenager because the weeks progress.