Pep Lijnders admits to being blown away by Kaide Gordon at Liverpool
Liverpool could have a new star in the making in the form of Kaide Gordon, with assistant boss Pep Lijnders admitting he has really impressed so far.
16-year-old Gordon moved to Liverpool from Derby County earlier in 2021 and is widely-regarded as being one of the top young talents to keep an eye on at Anfield.
Gordon will be pushing for some minutes in the first-team over the course of the next 12 months. Indeed, there’s even been talk among some fans of Gordon getting some minutes against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup this week.
But while it remains to be seen if Gordon will be involved at all, the young winger has certainly left his mark at Liverpool already. That is, according to Reds assistant coach, Pep Lijnders.
Lijnders praises Liverpool youngster Kaide Gordon
The Reds certainly seem to have got it right recently in terms of some of their younger players. Harvey Elliott is the standout, of course.
But Gordon is another who is leaving his mark, and Lijnders is convinced that Liverpool have another star on their hands.
“He is a typical Liverpool Football Club winger in my opinion. He has a natural ability to be in the box and score – not many talents have that,” Lijnders told the pre-match presser today.
“I went to watch U23s training and I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touched the ball! He passes players like they are not standing there, so I call Jürgen immediately like, ‘Wow, we have a new player here!’”.
“We really like him and we are really happy he is with us.”
TBR’s View: Gordon next on the conveyor belt?
He could well be. Especially if he follows the path Harvey Elliott has shown into the Liverpool first-team.
Klopp has shown he trusts the younger players if they are good enough. So, with Gordon already in his sights, the youngster might get his chance soon enough.
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