Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers received a timely reminder of the quality that new signing Samed Yesil possesses as he helped Germany Under 19's secure a 3-1 win over England.
The 18-year-old may have been a relatively low key signing when he made the move from Bayer Leverkusen over the summer, but he showed the type of finishing ability that Liverpool have been crying out for in recent weeks.
Yesil was first came to prominence when he starred for the Germany at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup last year as he scored six goals and recorded more assists than any other player at the tournament.
His 20 goals in 21 appearances at that level prompted Liverpool to pay a modest £1million fee, but he has already shown his quality and will be hoping to challenge for a place in the first team .
Yesil was in action last night against an England side which featured new Manchester United signing Nick Powell. However, it was the Liverpool new-boy that made the headlines.
The young striker scored two and made a third for a German side that is now managed by former Liverpool and Tottenham defender Christian Ziege.
The first goal demonstrated his skill on the ball as Yesil performed a neat turn to find space in the England box and fire past a helpess Jordan Pickford.
His second, a rebounded effort after his first shot had been saved, came after Powell had levelled proceedings with a superb chip, before a well weighted through ball found Sebastian Kerk to round of the scoring.
Liverpool have been heavily criticised for their lack of firepower, with Rodgers admitting that he would not have let Andy Carroll leave if he had known they would not sign a replacement on deadline day.
While Yesil is untested at senior level his superb display against England will certainly have acted as a reminder to Rodgers that he has plenty of ability and an eye for goal.
See Yesil's goals in the video below..
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