Adam Morgan (English footballer)

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Adam Morgan
Adam Morgan, US Tour 2012.jpg
Morgan in 2012
Personal information
Full name Adam Joseph Morgan
Date of birth (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
St. Johnstone
(on loan from Yeovil Town)
Number 11
Youth career
2002–2012 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Liverpool 0 (0)
2013 Rotherham United (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Yeovil Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Yeovil Town 8 (0)
2014– St. Johnstone (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2010–2011 England U17 17 (4)
2011–2012 England U19 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:48, 18 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:36, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Adam Joseph Morgan (born 21 April 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for St. Johnstone on loan from Yeovil Town as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

A product of the Liverpool Youth Academy, Morgan garnered attention for his goalscoring exploits during the 2010–11 FA Premier Academy League Group C season. Morgan scored 18 goals in 16 games, making him Liverpool's leading goalscorer, including a run of scoring in each of 12 consecutive games towards the end of the season. Robbie Fowler commented that "as a finisher he is probably one of the best I've seen for a long, long time."[2] Morgan's efficiency in front of goal brought him a debut for the Liverpool Reserves on 12 April 2011 against Bolton Wanderers, in which Morgan netted the only goal of the game.

On 1 July 2011, it was announced that Morgan had signed a contract extension at Anfield to keep him at the club until June 2014.[3] In the 2011–12 season, Morgan split his time between the under 18s and the Reserves. The bulk of his appearances came for the under-18s where he again top-scored with 13 goals in 21 games. He appeared 17 times for the Reserves, netting five times- three of which came in nine NextGen Series games.[citation needed]

Morgan was taken on Liverpool's pre-season tour of the USA by new manager Brendan Rodgers in July 2012. On 21 July, Morgan scored his first senior goal for Liverpool in the friendly against Toronto FC, slotting in a goal-bound shot from Raheem Sterling.[4] Morgan appeared in the second game of the tour against Roma,[5] before being handed his first senior start against Tottenham Hotspur on 28 July 2012.[6] On 23 August 2012, he made his senior debut for the club, coming on as an 90th minute substitute in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Hearts, replacing Fabio Borini in a 1–0 win.[7] The following week, he started his first competitive match in the return fixture in which he had seemed to have scored his first official goal for Liverpool but it was ruled out as the ball had already gone out of play. On 19 September, Morgan was one of the clutch of teenagers to travel to Switzerland to play Young Boys in a Europa League group game, but didn't make the 18-man squad. On 8 November, Morgan started the group game loss against Anzhi Makhachkala, playing 61 minutes before being replaced by Daniel Pacheco. On 19 August, Morgan scored once in a 4–2 win against rivals Manchester United at the Salford City Stadium in an under 21's league game.

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

On 3 January 2013, Morgan joined League Two side Rotherham United on loan to gain first team experience at the New York Stadium, being handed the number 11 shirt. It was confirmed that he would join on a youth loan until 9 February.[8] He made his debut on 5 January 2013 against Aldershot in the FA Cup.[9] His second and last Rotherham appearance came a week later, playing 56 minutes of the 2–0 league defeat to Barnet. He was replaced by Daniel Nardiello.

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 28 November 2013, Morgan signed for Football League Championship side Yeovil Town on loan until January with a view to a permanent deal in the new year.[10][11] With the opening of the 2014 January transfer window Morgan's loan deal expired and he signed a two and a half-year permanent contract with Yeovil Town.[12][13]

St. Johnstone (loan)[edit]

On 8 August 2014, Morgan signed for Scottish Premiership club St. Johnstone on loan until January 2015.[14]

International career[edit]

Morgan has represented England at Under-17 and currently Under-19 level. He has been capped 17 times for the England national under-17 football team scoring four goals. He played at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico in which he scored one goal in a 2–2 draw with Canada in the group stages. He also scored in a penalty shootout in the Round of 16 against Argentina. England won the shootout 4–2 before losing 3–2 to Germany in the Quarter-finals.

He has previously been apart of the England national under-19 football team having been capped five times and scoring one goal.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 18 August 2014.[15][16]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool
2012–13[17]
Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
2013–14[18]
Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Rotherham United (loan)
2012–13[17]
League Two 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Yeovil Town
2013–14[18][b]
Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15[19]
League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
St. Johnstone (loan) 2014–15[19] Scottish Premiership 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 15 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Morgan made four appearances for Yeovil Town on loan from Liverpool before signing permanently in the January transfer window

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Morgan". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool youngster Adam Morgan is a top finisher, says Robbie Fowler | Football". The Sport Review. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Carroll, James. "Trio sign new deals". Liverpool FC. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Morgan strikes in Toronto draw". Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Liverpool – AS Roma: Statistics". Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Liverpool – Tottenham: Statistics". Liverpool FC. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Own goal gives Reds advantage". ESPN Soccernet. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Striker completes loan move". Liverpoolfc.com. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Aldershot 3–1 Rotherham". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Morgan makes Yeovil switch". Liverpool F.C. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yeovil Town make Ismael Miller one of three new signings". BBC Sport. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Adam Morgan: Yeovil sign teenage Liverpool striker". BBC Sport. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Morgan joins Yeovil on permanent deal". Liverpool F.C. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "SAINTS SCURE STRIKER ON LOAN". St. Johnstone F.C. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Adam Morgan". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Adam Morgan". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Morgan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Morgan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Morgan in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 

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