Andre Wisdom has revealed how coaching lessons from Jamie Carragher as a kid helped him become a Barclays Premier League player.
The 19-year-old defender was one of the beneficiaries as Carragher worked to earn his UEFA coaching licences.
Now the pair are playing together in the first team.
“I was in the U-16s,” Wisdom wrote in a column for Liverpool FC magazine. “I remember Jamie Carragher taking some of our sessions as part of his coaching qualifications. From there I progressed through the ranks.
“To now be playing with him is great. I learned a lot from him back then and I’m still learning a lot from him now. He’s still coaching me in training.
“In fact, I think he coaches everyone. He passes on so much information that he’s almost doing the job of a coach already.”
Wisdom was born in Leeds but did not get taken on by the Elland Road club. Instead it was Bradford who snapped him up before Liverpool’s Academy made an approach when he was 14.
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