Raheem Sterling was Liverpool's starboy back in 2014

Where are they now? Liverpool’s 7 FIFA 14 wonderkids a decade later

When FIFA 14 was released, Brendan Rodgers was the Liverpool boss, Jonjo Shelvey had just left the club and Luis Suarez was gearing up for the season of his life.

It’s now been over a decade since the release of FIFA 14 and we thought we’d check in on where Liverpool’s seven wonderkids from that game are today.

Using the database provided by SoFIFA, we’ve been able to track down Liverpool’s former wonderkids and find out what they are up to these days.

Raheem Sterling

While he might have left on a sour note, you can’t deny the success that Sterling has gone on to have in his career. A four-time Premier League winner with over 100 league goals – that’s some achievement.

He may no longer be at the very peak of his powers, but he’s still capable of being a game-changer for Chelsea on his day.

Samed Yesil

A lesser known name who didn’t get much of a chance at Anfield. Yesil only managed two senior appearances before he was shipped out on loan and eventually sold.

The German forward has rarely settled in one place for too long as he is currently on his 10th club and he’s yet to turn 30. These days you can find him playing for German minnows CSV Marathon Krefeld.

Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho didn’t realise just how good he had it at Anfield until he left. The lure of Barcelona was too tempting for the Brazilian to turn down, although his career has spiralled downwards since that blockbuster move.

Despite showing some glimpses of quality in his post-Liverpool years, he now finds himself unwanted at Aston Villa and out on loan in Qatar. He’s not the only big star currently playing in Qatar either.

Philippe Coutinho in action for Brazil

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Jon Flanagan

The Liverpool-born full-back showcased plenty of potential in his early years, but some major injury layoffs resulted in his release from the club in 2018.

He’s since played in Scotland, Belgium and Denmark, but was forced into retirement at the age of 29 due to a reoccurring knee injury.

“Ultimately my long-term health has to come first, so following medical advice the right thing for me to do now is retire from the game,” Flanagan announced in 2022.

“My dream as a boy was to grow up and play football for a living and today I’m so proud to say I lived that dream.”

Luis Alberto

The Spanish attacking midfielder didn’t pull up many trees during his solitary season with Liverpool as he failed to score in any of his 12 appearances.

However, fast forward a decade and he is now a modern-day Lazio legend. Alberto is now closing in on 300 appearances for the Italian club and he’s managed to get his hands on three trophies during that time too.

The 31-year-old is still one of the first names on the teamsheet today and is as popular as ever around the Stadio Olimpico. Only Felipe Anderson has managed more goal contributions for Lazio this season than Alberto has.

Stephen Sama

The centre-half spent five years in the Liverpool academy but never got his chance in the senior squad. Despite his lofty potential back in the day, Sama never managed to establish himself as a regular starter at any of the clubs he played for.

Sama last played for Accrington Stanley but has been without a club since his release in 2022.

He’s not the only former Liverpool wonderkid who’s fallen out of the game either.

Soccer - UEFA Youth League - Group B - Liverpool v Real Madrid - Langtree Park. Jerome Sinclair, Liverpool

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Harry Wilson

The Welsh winger only managed to make two appearances for the Reds as he spent the majority of his Liverpool career out on loan.

He has done well for himself since leaving Anfield though as he continues to be an important player for Marco Silva’s Fulham side. With seven goal contributions across all competitions in 2023-24, he continues to deliver the goods.

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