When Jordan Rossiter was coming through the ranks at Liverpool, ex-Reds legend Robbie Fowler compared him to Steven Gerrard.
As reported by Liverpool Kop, Fowler said: “Jordan Rossiter. Big shout, but potentially a young Stevie G. He’s a very good player.”
But a combination of injuries and a failure to live up to his early career hype held Rossiter back.
In 2016, Liverpool cut their losses and allowed him to move to Rangers on a permanent basis.
But rather than relaunch his career, the 21-year-old has spent much of his time in Scotland out injured.
In January, determined to put his injury setbacks behind him, the young midfielder headed out on loan to League Two side Bury.
With Gerrard now as his manager, he needed some first-team action to show him what he could do.
And since his January switch to Bury, Rossiter has established himself as one of the best players in the Shakers’ squad.
The former England youth international has now played five games for Bury, picking up two consecutive man of the match awards.
In the 3-1 win over Oldham Athletic and the 3-0 cup loss to Portsmouth, Rossiter has been the standout performer in the centre of the park.
Bury fans are raving about Rossiter, who is finally showing some signs that he might be able to live up to his Gerrard comparisons.
If he can keep us this form and return to Rangers injury free, then he could take his career to the next level under the man he was once dubbed as a successor to.