I'm Liverpool's youngest-ever player but 10 years on I own a FRIED CHICKEN shop in Birmingham after latest club axed me | The Sun

LIVERPOOL'S youngest ever player now owns a fried chicken shop and has been without a club for more than a year.

The 26-year-old made his Reds debut in 2012 at the age of 16.

He was a second-half substitute brought on by Brendan Rodgers against West Brom in a League Cup tie.

And although he only made five appearances for Liverpool, he did get a goal – against Exeter in the 2015-16 FA Cup.

The player in question is Jerome Sinclair, who exited Anfield for Watford in 2016.

He spent five years with the Hornets but made just 12 appearances – and had five different loan spells in that time.


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Sinclair was released by Watford in 2021 after scoring just one goal in 18 games for CSKA Sofia in his last loan spell.

The striker has been without a club since then and has turned his attention to other business ventures.

In July last year he became owner of a Birmingham branch of fried chicken shop chain Morley's.

The company announced: "Morley’s coming to Birmingham this month. We’re Loading! Welcome to the Morley’s Family Jerome Sinclair 🤝."

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In his heyday Sinclair drew comparisons to Raheem Sterling after he was signed from West Brom for £200,000 aged only 14.

Reflecting on his start at Liverpool, Sinclair said: “Everything happened so quickly.

“I was in year 11 at the time. My first session with the first team at Melwood was the best I’ve had in my life — everything I touched was a goal. I was just so happy to be there. Rodgers called me over and said, ‘I really like you, you’re going to be up here more’.

“Then, at the hotel, I found out I was on the bench against West Brom. Lots of the boys I played with there were ball boys that night. I’ll never forget that moment when the gaffer said, ‘You’re coming on’. At 16, I had no fear.”

Ex-Liverpool star Adam Morgan, who played alongside Sinclair, compared the striker to Raheem Sterling: “I was two years older but he would play up an age group at the academy.

"To be honest, with us both being strikers, I’d look at him and think, ‘F***ing hell, I’ve got to up my game with him around!’.

"He could play out wide or through the middle. I appreciated the talent of someone who scored so many goals. He was similar to Raheem Sterling. They were both bought around the same age and the academy staff had high hopes for them both.

"Jerome was a sound lad with lots of potential. I can’t see that record of his as Liverpool’s youngest player ever being beaten.”

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