Liverpool give more opportunities to youngsters than anyone else in the league

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Raheem Sterling beware! Liverpool are comfortably the best club for youngsters to get first team opportunities while Manchester City are the worst, according to new data released on Twitter today.

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League wide, less than 10 percent of minutes this season have been given to players aged 22 or under – but at Liverpool that figure jumps to almost 33 percent, easily the most in the division.

Second are Everton with 22 percent, then Spurs with with 19 percent and Newcastle with 18 percent.

At the other end of the scale, the worst clubs for a youngster to play for are Man City and Stoke City, both of whom are yet to feature a player under 22 in a league game. They are closely followed by West Ham (0.4 percent), QPR (0.7 percent) and Swansea (1.1 percent).

Southampton and Newcastle have featured the most players under 22 (nine and eight respectively). Liverpool and Arsenal are joint third with seven.

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