Jurgen Klopp turned to 12 academy gamers all through pre-season however Jake Cain was not one in all them, regardless of having executed “what was requested of me” throughout his mortgage spell final season.
Pre-season is a chance for these within the academy to make an impression on the primary crew gamers and workers, exhibiting what they will do in a senior surroundings.
Cain thought he could also be a kind of to be handed the prospect however the name that was made to the likes of Stefan Bajcetic, Isaac Mabaya, Bobby Clark and Melkamu Frauendorf by no means got here the 20-year-old’s manner.
As an alternative, off the again of his 28-game season on mortgage with League Two’s Newport County, it was the under-21s and Merseyside that beckoned.
“I can’t lie, I used to be dissatisfied,” Cain informed Purpose.
“I assumed I had a very good mortgage, I did what was requested of me, and I assumed I may come again and present the primary crew what I can do.
“They’re the very best crew in Europe, so I do know it’s going to be very tough to push for a spot within the crew, however I assumed I might need been capable of go on the tour, present what I can do and see what the first-team coaches mentioned.
“So, yeah, it was disappointing.”
Cain has already made his senior debut for Liverpool and has been on the bench an additional 11 occasions, however his ambitions are clear and which means one other mortgage is firmly in his plans.
Liverpool have obtained contact over a possible transfer this season and it must be solely a matter of time earlier than a transfer is agreed.
A mortgage swap might be music to Cain’s ears after ‘leaving as a boy and coming again as a person’ from Newport, with U21s soccer now not reducing it.
“I’m prepared for one more problem,” Cain defined. “I must go on mortgage once more, I want males’s soccer, and I really feel now that I’ll be able to hit the bottom working when the chance comes. I do know that I’m prepared.
“I left a boy and got here again a person [from Newport]. I discovered it tough, at first, as a result of it’s so totally different to U23s soccer. It’s important to win, each level issues, and it’s important to study that mentality in a short time.
“By the tip, I believe I used to be probably the greatest midfielders within the league. I felt comfy enjoying in opposition to anybody.”