Premier League Goalkeeper secures A-league trials
Former Manchester United and Liverpool youth product Liam Jacob has returned to Australia after a three year hiatus in England, securing trials with Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory.
Speaking to Football Australia the Goalkeeper feels his training in England will be a huge asset: ” being at Manchester United and Liverpool was an amazing experience,the education they provide is second to none and you just soak up so much when you are there.
“Especially at Manchester United they have a very set teaching technique that goes through every little detail and ensures you are always continuing to develop.
“Playing over there at a young age ensured I didn’t develop any bad habits.”
After his time at United the 18-year-old transferred to Paul Dickov’s Oldham Athletic, with several other Aussies in the ranks it was somewhere he felt at home.
But with only one start to his name in 2012-13 he began to look elsewhere for first team football.
His search took him back to the A-League, a league that has always excited him.
“I have always followed the A-League when I was growing up and I think it would be a great opportunity for me to involved in the league.
“It has been really exciting to have seen just how far it has come.”
Having just finished a trial with Western Sydney Wanderers, Jacob was positive about his experiances at the ParramattA.
“It was great training with Tony Popovic who I believe is a very smart coach that has learnt a lot from his experiences playing overseas. Goalkeeper coach Ron Corrie was also great.
“The club has a style that I am very familiar with and I really enjoyed my time there. The Wanderers said that they interested in taking me on and we are currently still in talks with them.”