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Name Alex Inglethorpe
Gender Male
Ethnic xxxx
Job Liverpool Academy director
  Tottenham Academy director [ex]
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Org Liverpool Academy
Club as Player xxxx

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] Harry was always someone who was going to get better just by the sheer volume of work he was willing to do, and by the mentality he would demonstrate on a daily basis to invest in himself. He had a fantastic desire to improve and would always want to do extra work at the end of a session. He became obsessive about his finishing in all its various forms and would dedicate a huge amount of time to improve these aspects of his game

2016 03 22 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] I first saw Harry when, as the under-18 coach, I would take the under-14s once a week. Harry would have been 13 at the time, and given that his is a late July birthday, he was still playing catch up with some of the group from a physical perspective. But he was always a promising technician and a very genuine young man with a wonderful desire to improve

2019 02 Retrieve

[Academy director Alex Inglethorpe promised Trent Alexander-Arnold recognition at the club’s youth base if he won a trophy with the senior set-up] If he wins a medal with the club then he can have his name on the door or something, depending on what he wins and how well he plays in that particular final

2020 03 31 Retrieve

[Alexander-Arnold would arrive every day knowing what to expect. It was, he has since admitted, ‘sabsolutely horrible – I hated it’. He thought he wasn’t good enough to cope, yet the mental resolve it gave him was vital to his development] If he didn’t like my voice for a while, then multiply that by 60,000 Liverpool fans at a game, and another couple of million watching on TV who are going to be really honest on social media

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[How the Reds are building football’s next generation] We don’t celebrate debuts. We don’t want a player’s best moment in football to be their debut, or winning the FA Youth Cup. If that’s the highlight, then we’ve failed. The question should always be ‘what’s next?’

[An academy salary cap of £40,000 ($47,000) a year has also been implemented, although those who progress rapidly to first-team level can expect to be looked after by the club] It’s the right thing to do. I’ve seen players paid an awful lot when they’re young, and I can’t think of too many examples where they have fulfilled their potential. But I’ve seen players paid enough to live on, wages which kept them humble and hungry, those players, I have quite a long list of the ones who came through.