From comparing Sterling in the Reds to Birmingham Fried Chicken: here’s Sinclair today…

Jerome Sinclair was the youngest player to make his debut for Liverpool and, ten years later, he changed his life dramatically…

Football has beautiful stories, but also others that break the heart. Debuting at a young age doesn’t guarantee your future in the sport, and Jerome Sinclair can tell you that right.

The 26-year-old Jamaican-born English forward became, on 26 September 2012, the youngest footballer to make his debut for Liverpool in an official match. He did so in a home win at West Bromwich Albion, the club he grew up with, in the League Cup.

The earliness of his debut even made him compare to Raheem Sterling, but the career of one player and the other have nothing to do with each other. He scored just one goal for the Reds and moved to Watford in 2016.

After playing abroad (VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands and CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria) and following a football career marred by injuries, Sinclair decided to hang up his boots and, as reported by “The Sun”, now he runs an outlet of a fried chicken chain.

In July 2022, Jerome became a Birmingham store owner of the Morley’s fast food chain. Fried chicken, burgers and ribs have taken the place of games, goals and training.

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