http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/who-is-jack-robinsonJack Robinson became Liverpool's youngest ever player when he came on against Hull City on Sunday aged 16 years and 250 days.
The Warrington-born defender broke a record set by Max Thompson, who made his debut at the age of 17 years and 129 days in 1974.
Though Robinson replaced Ryan Babel on the left of midfield at Hull, his natural position is at full-back.
He first trained with Rafael Benitez's first team ahead of our Europa League clash with Benfica in March.
"Jack was okay," the boss told us after that session. "He was a little bit shy at first, a little bit quiet.
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"But the senior players were helping and supporting him. The first training session is never easy but little by little he was better."
Remarkably, Robinson hasn't even figured for the Reserves yet - though he has been one of the stars of Rodolfo Borrell's U18 team this term.
His main attributes are his determination and an ability to get forward and produce the goods in the final third.
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Mais qui est Jack Robinson ?
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At just 16 years and 250 days, Robinson became the youngest-ever player to feature for Liverpool's first-team when he came on as a substitute at Hull in the last Premier League game of the 2009-2010 season on 9th May 2010. The previous record holder was Max Thompson, who was 17 years and 129 days old when he played in the final League fixture of the 1973-74 season. Robinson is an attacking left-back who first trained at Melwood ahead of the Europa League clash with Benfica in March 2010. Jack has been excellent for the Under 18 team this season and has now made his first-team debut before even playing for the Reserves!
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L'histoire de Max Thompson qui n'a joué que 2 matchs avec les Reds, j'espère que ce ne sera pas le cas de Robinson et je pense que non!
Max Thompson was a defender who had been an apprentice at Anfield before being offered a professional contract. He was the youngest player ever to play for Liverpool's first team, 17 years-old and 129 days when he played in the final League fixture of the season away to Spurs four days after the FA Cup had been won in 1974. Thompson came in for Toshack, otherwise the team was exactly the same as the one which had trounced Newcastle at Wembley. Nobody knew then that this would be the last time Bill Shankly ever picked a team to play a League match. Thompson's record was broken on 9th May 2010, when Jack Robinson, at just 16 years, 250 days, became the youngest ever player to feature for Liverpool's first-team when he came on as substitute vs Hull in the last Premier League of the 2009-2010 season.
Max Thompson made a brief appearance as a substitute against Real Sociedad in the 1975-76 UEFA cup competition but that was it for record-breaker Thompson. He left Anfield for Blackpool in December 1977.
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Antoine a écrit:Je savais pas que les mineurs pouvaient porter le maillot avec Carlsberg ...
En tout cas, bravo à lui. J'éspère qu'il percera un jour.
Oui, ils ne peuvent pas, la Youth team en effet mais là c'est l'équipe première et c'est pas possible qu'il y ait des joueurs sur le terrain avec Carslberg et d'autres sans!
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Player Profile: An all-action left-back with passion and commitment to match, Jack Robinson made the breakthrough into the under-18s' side during the 2008-09 campaign.
Since then he has established himself as a regular in Rodolfo Borrell's new-look team and was named on the bench for John McMahon's second-string in April.
An attack-minded full-back who is equally adept in defence, Robinson's form has been such that he was called up to Melwood for a training session, a move which led to him becoming the youngest Reds player in history when he appeared as a late substitute in the 0-0 draw at Hull City at the tender age of 16 years and 250 days.
John Hynes says: Unfortunately, it's not often you see a crunching tackle being made in the Premier League now. Officials rarely allow them.
Thankfully those who have regularly watched the U18s this season will have witnessed plenty, with Jack Robinson usually being the Liverpool player producing thunderous challenges.
His fierce tackling isn't the only reason why the full-back stands out. Despite still being at school he appears to possess the talent, commitment and attitude to forge a bright footballing future.
The fact that the England U17 international has already appeared in the first team at the age of 16 is proof of that. If he continues to develop as hoped he could one day become a regular at Melwood.
Jamie Carragher agrees with such statements. "He's really young and playing in a higher age group - for England as well," our vice-captain said in March.
"I've heard a lot of positive things about him. I wasn't even in the youth team when I first went full-time and he was a regular at 15 so it shows you he has something about him."