Liverpool release youth trio Alves, Gomes and Parker but are on brink of capturing Davies
Liverpool will release under 23 trio Paulo Alves, Toni Gomes and Mich’el Parker this summer – but Chelsea wonderkid Isaac Christie-Davies is on the brink of joining the Reds.
Alves, Gomes and Parker managed 207 minutes between them in the Premier League 2 Division One and Premier League Cup this season.
The Reds came runners-up behind Arsenal in the league and were dumped out of the cup by Middlesbrough in the last 16.
While Christie-Davies is expected to team up at the Reds with his Blues contract up this summer, as originally reported by the Liverpool Echo.
The 20-year-old spent nearly a decade with the Londoners after joining their youth ranks from Brighton.
He helped Chelsea win back-to-back FA Youth Cups in 2014/15 and 2015/16. He was also part of their UEFA Youth League winning side in 2016 before taking the step up to the under-23s.
Christie-Davies will be following in the footsteps of Dominic Solanke, who left Chelsea for Liverpool last summer.
Portuguese midfielder Alves arrived at the Kirkby Academy in 2015 after spells with Porto and Sanjoanense in his homeland.
The 20-year-old was named on the bench by Jurgen Klopp for the FA Cup tie against Plymouth in January 2017 but hasn’t kicked on since.
Gomes is also moving on after three years at the Academy. The 19-year-old Portugal youth international striker had a loan spell at Forest Green Rovers earlier this season.
Liverpool signed Parker from Arsenal in 2015 but the 19-year-old centre-back has found his opportunities limited this season. He made only one Premier 2 appearance in 2017/18.
Neil Critchley’s under-23s squad is set to be bolstered by the arrival of Christie-Davies.
The Reds have made a contract offer to the 20-year-old midfielder, who had a trial at the Academy back in March.
Yan Dhanda is set to sign for Swansea City after Liverpool opted not to make him a contract offer. The 19-year-old frontman has been granted a free transfer but the Reds have a 20% sell-on clause.
Winger Bobby Adekanye has also been linked with a move away from the Academy. However, the Dutch international still has a year remaining on his contract and is expected to stay put.
Last season the Reds were banned from signing Academy players from English clubs for two years after being found guilty of tapping up a schoolboy from Stoke City.
However, half of that punishment was suspended and since last month they have been free to bolster their ranks.
Liverpool Under-23s play their final game of the season when they face Ajax in a friendly in Amsterdam on Saturday.