'What a player': Some Liverpool fans in awe of teenager's display today, Sterling comparisons
Liverpool academy ace Kaide Gordon is making a real name for himself this season.
The 16-year-old is not only playing at Under-23s level already, but he’s standing out amongst his peers.
Fans have compared Gordon to the likes of Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez whilst tipping him to potentially replace Mohamed Salah in future.
Kaide Gordon is a special kid, reminds me of Raheem Sterling's first breakthrough season. Possibly a Salah replacemnt in years to come. https://t.co/UtCCOgxHAk— Xolani (@SolXolani) August 16, 2021
Kaide Gordon reminds me of Sterling not Brewster🙄— adeDAMOLA (@Yungbossxclusiv) August 5, 2021
He'd make the leap soon😜
Kaide Gordon reminds me of Riyad Mahrez— ALFONSO (@alfonso67953001) July 29, 2021
The winger was even part of the first-team squad for pre-season training this summer, a sign that he’s thought of very highly.
Gordon has made three appearances for Liverpool’s U23s this season, clocking up two goals and an assist.
He scored the opening goal in Saturday’s Premier League 2 trip to Tottenham U23s, netting in the fourth minute.
However, Alfie Devine equalised just after the half-hour mark and then netted an 81st-minute winner for Spurs.
Despite Liverpool’s defeat, plenty of Reds fans were delighted with another top Gordon display:
Kaide Gordon doesn't mind what level it is, he's just gonna ball and score. What a player we've got on our hands.— Sab Al Ghul (@NegusSabali) September 11, 2021
Kaide Gordon is a special talent really exciting player hope to see him at Norwich. Spurs have a gem in Alfie Devine quality player pic.twitter.com/WrP84aDuwR— Archie (@ArchiieLFC) September 11, 2021
Going to the top— lfcharlie (@trenteraV2) September 11, 2021
Gordon SZN, mans 16 btw.— Temno 🇦🇺🇲🇰 (@TemnoLFC) September 11, 2021
Kaide Gordon > Penaldo— ً (@LFCRhysx) September 11, 2021
bring kaide to main 11 😭— mainul (@FactsUWontLike2) September 11, 2021