The 18-year-old is returned to Australia for trials with several top clubs.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United youth goalkeeper Liam Jacob is being monitored by a number of A-League clubs after his return to Australia.
The 18-year-old, who was Wayne Rooney’s the personal training partner during his recovery from injury, is returning to his home country following a short stay at League One club Oldham Athletic during the 2012/13 season.
Jacob moved to England with his family in 2009, gaining more experience than most aspiring keepers in his age range from his time with the two Premier League giants, and rejects the notion that young Socceroos should abstain from moving to Europe early in their careers.
“Being at Manchester United and Liverpool was an amazing experience,” Jacob explained to Football Australia. “The education they provide is second to none and you just soak up so much when you are there.
“Playing over there at a young age ensured I didn’t develop any bad habits.
“Especially at Manchester United they have a very set teaching technique that goes through every little detail and ensures you are always continuing to develop.”
Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory will cast their eye over the under-20 international when he joins them on a trial basis and Jacob hinted it’s been a lifelong dream to play in the A-League.
“I have always followed the A-League when I was growing up and I think it would be a great opportunity for me to involved in the league,” he added. “It has been really exciting to have seen just how far it has come.”