Liverpool FC – Jarell Quansah on Spurs’ clean sheets, ambitions and test
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With Billy Koumetio now on loan at Austria Vienna and Tom Clayton transferred to Swindon Town, Quansah found himself playing alongside Lee Jonas at the heart of defence, with the Scouser moving up to U21 level to resume his partnership since the U18 days. .
“I love Jonah, he’s a good boy and it’s good to play alongside him,” he added.
“I’ve had a few partners at centre-back and he’s among the best of them.”
Quansah will hope the Reds can now start to build winning momentum in the division when they travel to Tottenham on Friday night.
Kick-off at Stevenage FC’s Lamex Stadium is at 7.00pm BST and you can watch the game live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.
“We’re looking forward to it, these big tests are coming every week for us, that’s what we want,” Quansah said.
“We just want to keep building for the rest of the season, trying to move forward and get more wins and more clean sheets.”
Quansah, who has been at the Academy since the age of five, has made great strides in 2021-22.
The Warrington-born defender was twice an unused substitute for the Reds’ senior side, against Tottenham in the Premier League and Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.
He ended the campaign playing a major role as England won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Quansah featured in every game of the summer tournament, scoring in the semi-finals and then providing an assist in the final as the Young Lions beat Israel 3-1.
“It was a good opportunity for me last season and I just want to go further and further in my career now,” he added.
“Hopefully I can play as many games as possible at this level this season and then impress the first-team staff.
“It’s not stupid to have this ambition and I just want to put in as many good performances as possible first with the U21s and then build from there.
“I know 19 is young for a centre-back, but if you’re old enough you’re ready, I guess, so I’m ready for the challenge ahead.”