Liverpool under-23 head coach Neil Critchley has heaped praise on hotshot striker Joe Hardy, telling the Liverpool Echo that he is a ‘proper goalscorer’.
The talisman joined the Reds from Brentford during the January transfer window and is on a red hot streak. Hardy netted twice during a 6-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League Cup on Monday.
He now as seven goals for his new club and he’s already made his first-team debut in the FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town.
Critchley has clearly been delighted with his new recruit and he’s be offering some thoughts on the youngster who simply can’t stop scoring.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “Joe has really added to the way we play because he is there to finish the moves off for us. He was someone we lacked during the first half of the season.
“Joe is a good finisher with both feet, as you saw against Sunderland. He is a proper goalscorer and is great for us”
Jurgen Klopp has shown willing to utilise the club’s younger players this season and for Critchley’s players, they will hope that continues.
Hardy played for the last eight minutes against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup and that will surely have given him a desire to play more games for the first-team.
Right now, he must knuckle down and continue scoring goals for the under-23 team and then who knows what could happen.
Having previously been in the Manchester City academy, Hardy will be mightily keen to show the Citizens exactly what they are missing as his career progresses.