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‘The lad is unreal’: Some Liverpool fans wowed by young striker, tip him for big future at Anfield

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‘The lad is unreal’: Some Liverpool fans wowed by young striker, tip him for big future at Anfield

A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to praise Paul Glatzel for his latest impressive display for the Reds Under-23s.

The 20-year-old is one of the most highly rated youngsters to come through the Anfield ranks in recent years.

However, Glatzel has suffered a number of injuries which have curtailed his step up to Liverpool’s first team.

Liverpool U23 v Leicester City U23: Premier League 2

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He suffered an ACL injury in a pre-season friendly against Tranmere in July 2019, and last December, he sustained ankle ligament damage in a 0-0 draw with Southampton.

On Monday, Glatzel returned to the starting fold for the first time this year as Liverpool faced Leicester in the Premier League 2.

The young striker made only his third start of the season as he replaced Joe Hardy in one of four changes to Barry Lewtas’ side.

Liverpool suffered an early setback as Morgan Boyes was controversially sent off for a last-man challenge in the eighth minute.

However, Glatzel – who was shifted to the left flank – played a big part in the opener, delivering a superb closs for Leighton Clarkson to fire home.

Kasey McAteer went on to equalise for Leicester, but their lead lasted for just a few minutes as Glatzel won a penalty, which Ben Woodburn converted.

Liverpool sadly couldn’t hang on for all three points as McAteer drew the Foxes level for a share of the spoils.

In addition, the Reds finished the game with nine men after Tyler Morton – who replaced Glatzel – was sent off for two bookable offences.

Despite the frustrating result and the controversial refereeing decisions, Liverpool fans were delighted with Glatzel’s performance, praising him on social media.

 
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