Mizo Footballer Duo Called up for Liverpool Trails

Aizawl, 15 March: English football club Liverpool has asked Mizo footballers Jerry Mawihmingthanga and Lallianzuala Chhangte to appear for trials and coaching at the club’s Krikby Academy. The tennane duo are part of DSK Shivajians, a Liverpool FC International Academy, a team playing in the Indian I-League.

Lallianzuala Chhangte, 18, is India’s youngest ever goalscorer, is a versatile midfielder while Jerry Mawihmingthanga, 19, is a striker with long range shooting capabilities. Impressing with their performances in the U 19 teams and the India national youth and senior teams, the young stars could pave the way for Indian footballing talent to the recognized worldwide, especially from the Northeast.

Shirish Kulkarni, executive director of DSK Group, said: “It is heartwarming to see that we have players from India who have been invited on merit to train at the Liverpool FC Academy, something which has been a part of our vision for the Academy since its inception. Certainly, this opportunity will lay down the pathway for Indian football to follow in the coming years. On behalf of the DSK Group, I would like to wish Zola and Jerry a successful outing”.

The first stop on their experience was Melwood where they got the chance to meet first team players, James Milner and Phillipe Coutinho to pick up some tips and words of encouragement before observing a First Team training session led by Manager Jürgen Klopp.
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