WATN: Marc Pelosi

Marc Pelosi injury hell

In our weekly feature we take a look at the life and career of former Liverpool players and find out what happened to Marc Pelosi and where he is now.

Born in Germany but raised in California, Marc Pelosi an attacking midfielder was signed by Liverpool in 2011 after turning down offers from MLS and US college teams, he was viewed as someone who could go on to be one of the best midfielder in the Premier league.

“He reminds me of Gareth Barry of Man City,” McParland told Goal.com. “We think he has really high potential.”

Unfortunately for Pelosi injury would put paid to those chances, when he first joined the club he was absolutely flying, even being named in Brendan Rodgers Europa league squad but during a u19 match against WestBrom, Pelosi was at the recieving end of a terrible tackle which resulted in a double fracture on his right leg, keeping him out for over a year.

“Marc had a very good game, there were just a few minutes to go, and the challenge was made. To witness that type of injury was difficult for all who saw it.”

Liverpool academy assistant coach Phil Roscoe wrote in an academy blog

After Pelosi returned from injury it looked like he was going to pick up where he left off and was even called up by Jurgen Klinsman to train with the US national squad.

Marc Pelosi

“It was important to have him with us,” Klinsmann said. “And so he senses the senior team, he becomes part of that group.”

But after 4 years at Liverpool he was released in 2015 and returned to America where he joined his home town club San Jose Earthquakes but again injury would hamper his progress.

He would make only 12 appearances for San Jose Earthquakes before a knee injury made him miss another year of football, in 2017 he joined Reno 1868 on loan appearing 4 times before calling time on his career at the end of that season.

What happened to Marc Pelosi and where is he now ?

After retirement Pelosi setup an investment group called Leverage investment group, which going by their bio looks to help other footballers make investments for a return at the end of their career.

And did you know that Marc Pelosi is a distant relative of house speaker Nancy Pelosi ? will now you do.

You can also follow Marc on Twitter @MarcPelosi