Liverpool teenager Harry Wilson is hopeful he will get the chance to impress manager Jurgen Klopp in the side's first team.
Wilson, 19, has been encouraged by the emergence of players such as Ben Woodburn, who became the Reds' youngest goal scorer when he found the net against Leeds in the EFL Cup quarterfinal on only his second senior appearance.
Liverpool's under-23 captain Wilson, who broke Gareth Bale's record to become Wales' youngest senior international three years ago at the age of 16 years and 207 days, said: "When you see the amount of players the manager has given debuts it gives you a lot of hope.
"With how Ben has broken in over the last few weeks and done really well, it proves if you do well you stay in there.
"We are more or less halfway through the season and I am scoring, assisting and helping the team and I just have to be patient.
"I feel if I keep doing what I am doing the chance will come for me like the rest of the lads."
The academy has undergone many an overhaul since Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher graduated almost two decades ago.
Wilson, who has been impressing for Liverpool's reserves, believes everything is in place to produce -- and sustain -- first-team players of the future.
"Not only preparing you for it, once it has happened I think they are really good in that aspect," he added.
"You've just scored for Liverpool and I bet the internet just blows up, but they protect you really well because you are in the spotlight and everyone wants to talk to you.
"We do things here like they do at Melwood so if you have to make that step up you know what to do, where to go and how the team works.
"Every lad has been up to Melwood a few times this season and the training sessions are fairly similar because the way we want to play mirrors the first team so that gets you prepared for what's to come hopefully."