Who is Luke Chambers? Preston teen named in Liverpool squad for Premier League opener at Fulham

Preston-born teenager Luke Chambers has been named on the bench for Liverpool’s Premier League opener at Fulham.

Saturday, 6th August 2022, 12:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th August 2022, 12:08 pm

The 18-year-old defender, who joined the Anfield giants aged just six, has impressed Kop bosses in recent months and been thrust into the first-team picture.

The left back of centre half caught the eye on the club’s pre-season tour to Asia, playing against Manchester United in Bangkok and Crystal Palace in Singapore.

He had primarily featured for Liverpool’s Under-18s prior to that, captaining the side at times, while also playing for the Under-21s in the EFL Trophy as well.

Luke Chambers in action for Liverpool's Under-18s

The England Under-19 international also won the Euros with his country this summer, a fine off-season further seeing him pen a new contract with Liverpool in July.

Speaking about his first-team experience in Asia, Chambers told Liverpool’s website last month: "It drives you for more.

"I think once you do get your first taste of playing in front of a lot of fans, you just want to play in front of them all the time.

"It's something new with all the fans and putting yourself up against the best is what I wanted. I think it was a really good test for me and I think I took a lot out of the game.

"That's one of my goals – to try to be in and around the first team as much as I can. And when I do get opportunities, I need to take them as best as I can."

Chambers was joined on the bench at Fulham by former PNE loan favourite Sepp van den Berg, the Dutchman spending the last 18 months at Deepdale.