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Jake Cain 'disappointed' by Liverpool preseason omission
Jake Cain admits he was disappointed to be omitted from Liverpool's senior preseason this summer.
The midfielder trained at the AXA Training Centre alongside his fellow U21 teammates as they prepared for the new Premier League 2 season.
Cain told Goal: "I can't lie, I was disappointed.
“I thought I had a good loan, I did what was asked of me, and I thought I could come back and show the first team what I can do.
“They're the best team in Europe, so I know it's going to be very difficult to push for a place in the team, but I thought I might have been able to go on the tour, show what I can do and see what the first-team coaches said.
“So, yeah, it was disappointing."
The 19-year-old, who was included in the Reds' month-long training camp in Austria last summer, spent the season on loan at League Two outfit Newport County and racked up 28 appearances during his season-long stay at Rodney Parade and is quick to highlight the lessons he took from his first season in the professional men's game.
“At U23s level, you rarely come across teams who want to mix it up and play long, but pretty much every team in League Two can do that, so you have to be ready to do the horrible side as well.
“I had to change the way I played, but I think I showed towards the end of the season especially that I could do that. I was winning my tackles and my headers, and helping us keep the ball when we had it. I think I improved a lot."
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