||Jerome Terence Sinclair
|Date of birth
20 September 1996 |
|Place of birth
||West Bromwich Albion
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Jerome Terence Sinclair (born 20 September 1996) is an English footballer who plays for Liverpool as a striker. He is the youngest ever player to have played for the club, making his senior debut at the age of 16 years and 6 days.
Club career 
Liverpool signed Sinclair as a 14-year-old from the West Bromwich Albion youth academy in the summer of 2011. A very highly-rated youngster, it has been suggested that the Liverpool coaching staff consider his potential to be at a similar level to that of Raheem Sterling. He spent most of the 2011-12 season with the Under 16s before coach Mike Marsh gave him a run of four games with the Under 18s at the end of the season. He impressed greatly in those games, though he failed to find the back of the net. On 14 July 2012 however, Sinclair came off the bench to score a hat trick against Exeter in an Under 18s pre-season friendly. In all, Sinclair netted eight goals in the six Under 18s pre-season friendly games in the run up to the 2012-13 Academy Under 18s season. He went on to score his first competitive goals for the Under 18s on 25 August 2012, hitting a brace in a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.
Reserves & first-team debut 
His form earned him a call-up into Rodolfo Borrell's NextGen Series side for the away match with defending champions Inter Milan on 19 September 2012. Sinclair started the match and impressed throughout, winning a penalty that Krisztian Adorjan converted and going close himself on more than one occasion. His fine form brought him to the attention of first team coach Brendan Rodgers. He called Sinclair up to the first team for the League Cup third round tie away to West Bromwich Albion on 26 September 2012. He came off the bench in the 81st minute in place of Samed Yesil to break Jack Robinson's record as Liverpool's youngest ever player- at 16 years and 6 days old. He was handed shirt number 48 for the occasion.
International career 
He made his England under-16 debut on 27 October 2011, and scored as England beat Wales 4-0 in the 2011 Victory Shield. He also scored twice in the 2012 Montaigu Tournament, earning England wins against host nation France, and Morocco. He is currently in the England-under 17 squad. He scored his first goal for the team on 31 August 2012, opening the scoring in a 4-1 win against Turkey. On 2 October, he was named in the 18-man squad for the 2013 UEFA European U17 Championship qualification matches in Estonia.
Club statistics 
- As of 30 September 2012.
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