Son of former England international Nick and an impressive contributor at Academy level for the Reds.
Most at home on the left flank, he is also capable of playing in attack and shone at the Milk Cup in 2011 with a string of superb performances and a couple of eye-catching goals.
Scoring in every round of the FA Youth Cup en route to the semi-final defeat against Chelsea, he earned a first call-up at England Under-18 level in March and was short-listed for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award.
Capable of producing the spectacular
out of nothing, he supplied some outstanding moments during the 2011/2012 campaign and finished as comfortably the top scorer with 13 goals.
A threat whether out wide or playing down the middle, he saved some of his most eye-catching performances for the Youth Cup and will be expected to be a leading light in his final year in Paul McGuinness' squad after sitting out the final few games of the season due to injury.
A goal in the friendly against Curzon Ashton in August showed he was as sharp as ever around the penalty box and he was called into the England Under-19 squad at the start of the season.