Position: Attacking Midfielder/Winger
Date of Birth: January 29th 1991
Place of Birth: Mendoza, Argentina
Previous Club(s): Real Madrid
A tricky, short, dribbling left-footed Argentinian? Liverpool’s signing of Gerardo Bruna was talked of as signing ‘the new Messi’, and whilst that hasn’t happened just yet and probably won’t, the Reds have still managed to get themselves a fairly talented young footballer.
After spending five years in Real Madrid’s academy, Bruna, who has represented Spain at youth level, grew tired of waiting for a chance at a club unlikely to give him one, and took the trip to Liverpool, to join a setup where he would be able to settle in quickly and grow as a player and a person. He signed a three-year deal and immediately set about assisting Gary Ablett’s Reserves to the 2007/08 title.
He didn’t initially impress, looking weak and out of his depth, but as he grew to English conditions, so did his game. He takes a fabulous free kick, and whilst first team football is some way off as he needs to grow physically, he might get there in the end.
Bruna has been an occasional part of Liverpool’s Reserve season in 2008/09, one which has been up and down for the Reds.