A man keen to make up for lost time at Liverpool, striker Samed Yesil, is the latest talent from the Academy in Kirkby to field questions on football and life in our weekly feature.

The German made two first-team appearances after sealing a switch to Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2012, but a series of injuries have since blighted his progress.

But ahead of a potential return for the U21s next week, Yesil revealed the Swedish talisman he admired as a budding forward, the lofty goalscoring ambition he holds and much more...

Date of birth

May 25, 1994

Place of birth

Dusseldorf, Germany



When did you join Liverpool?

I was 18

Who was your idol growing up?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Who did you support growing up?


Your favourite sport other than football?

Table tennis

Person you'd like to meet?


What's on your iPod?

Turkish music

Favourite holiday destination?


Who's the most skilful player at your level?

Ryan Kent

Best football match you've ever seen?

Liverpool v Besiktas when Liverpool won 8-0

What has been the highlight of your Liverpool career so far?

My first-team debut against West Bromwich Albion

Describe Liverpool in one word...


Ultimate dream in football?

To become the top scorer in the English Premier League