For any young footballer, making the transition to the first-team set-up from the Academy is one of the most significant steps they will make on their journey – but what can help them make the move a success?

Elite development coach Vitor Matos is a key link between Liverpool’s youth complex and their senior Melwood base.

The Portuguese coach arrived at the club last October, taking on a role last fulfilled by current first-team assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders.

So we asked Matos to provide us with his five top tips for young players aspiring to make the grade at senior level – and you can see what he had to say in our video below.