Who is Liverpool footballer James McConnell, bio, age, height, contract, salary, position and games

Who is Liverpool footballer James McConnell, bio, age, height, contract, salary, position and games

Here is all you need to know about James McConnell, Liverpool youngster including his age, height, bio, career, records and more 

The team maintained their hopes of a Wembley date with destiny just a few days after Jurgen Klopp shocked everyone by announcing his shocking decision to depart the club at the end of the season.

Who is Liverpool footballer James McConnell, bio, age, height, contract, salary, position, stats and games

Liverpool reached the fifth round of the FA Cup beating Norwich City at home ground. James McConnell was handed his first start for the first team and impressed everyone with his performance in the midfield.

The youngster had previously played off the bench against Toulouse, Brentford, and Union SG. This was not only his first start for the first team but also his fourth appearance overall.

Who is James McConnell?

English football player James William McConnell was born on September 13, 2004 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. He now plays as in midfield for Premier League team Liverpool. The 19 year old has a height of 5 feet 10 inches.

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A look at James McConnell’s career so far

As one of three young players from the Academy of Light, McConnell left Sunderland for Liverpool in 2019 after a fruitful trial period. He started out in the U16s before quickly moving up to join goalkeeper Luke Hewitson and midfielder Luca Stephenson.

He made his U18s debut in 2020 as an U16 player, and after drawing the attention of the first team staff, he worked his way up to captain the U21s this season.

On January 28, 2024, McConnell started his debut game for Liverpool against Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield. The team won 5-2, with McConnell providing an assist for Curtis Jones’ opening goal.

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James McConnell’s style of play

With a preference for long-range shots, McConnell was more of an offensive midfielder who contributed goals and assists. However, after being promoted to the first team for summer preseason training, the adolescent had to adjust to playing as a No. 6.

It is consistent with the current model for Liverpool’s deepest midfield player, which emphasises dynamism, press resistance, and launching attacks with precise passes rather than combativeness as a prerequisite.

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James McConnell contract details

On January 19, at the AXA Training Centre, the 19-year-old signed a new long-term contract committing himself and his future to the Liverpool.

James McConnell salary, £2,100 per week, £109,200 per year

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