A number of Manchester City fans have praised Cole Palmer’s impressive performance for the Citizens Under-23s against their Liverpool counterparts on Friday evening.
The Premier League 2 leaders fell behind in the 16th minute when Joe Hardy dispatched a calm finish beyond Cieran Slicker from inside the area.
However, City restored parity when Palmer latched onto a ball over the top before setting up Alexander Robertson with a neat backheel, the No. 10 duly rifling home.
The 18-year-old then got on the scoresheet himself, launching into a run from out wide, getting the better of Tom Clayton and firing into the back of the net.
Hardy grabbed his second of the night just after the break to make it 2-2, placing an effort past Slicker after Ben Woodburn cut the ball back to him.
But City weren’t to be denied, and edged themselves back in front late on when substitute Felix Nmecha brought down down Ben Knight’s cross and poked home.
Another superb performance from one of City’s teams, and fans were especially impressed with Palmer’s efforts:
I think he’s very good, and has really kicked on this year.
I’d be keen to see him play out wide in senior football, potentially on loan, before making any predictions re: replacing Mahrez.
He’s certainly adapting well after being moved out there from the middle.
— Tom Maston (@TomMaston) April 9, 2021
The goals scored vs Liverpool U18 just scream the brilliance of Cole Palmer. The kid is a technical gem. Maybe needs a bit physical development but he’s too good to not even play some games under Pep. Hope he can get games next season for 1st team.
— Pradip Raj Baral (@NepaliManc) April 10, 2021
Great game this evening as I watched Manchester City EDS beat Liverpool 3-2 in the PL2. Cole Palmer is a special talent, impressing again tonight as he picked up a goal & assist.#mcfc #lfc pic.twitter.com/FiUuK9Px6i
— James (@_jamestodd_) April 9, 2021
Cole Palmer play so good missed a few chances but what a player
— Max🇧🇼 #FreeHaaland (@MCFC_MG7) April 9, 2021
Cole Palmer needs more first team mins next szn along with Delap
— 👑🏟 (@MCFC_KippaxKing) April 9, 2021
He plays really well in tight areas. Needed for the future.
— Newmann (@ManCity4Lyfff) April 10, 2021
The kid is classic
— Perez💙 (@Cityzen170) April 9, 2021
Cole Palmer ! What a star ! Great goal @ManCityAcademy
— Davros (@Davros1736) April 9, 2021
Palmers goal today was Mahrez like, absolutely fantastic
— sᴏᴜғ 🇨🇦 (@GoatedVision) April 9, 2021