Blood Red journalist Matt Addison has earmarked Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton to be recognised by Jurgen Klopp and his staff over the next 12 to 18 months, as he believes it won’t be long before the youngster is invited to train with the senior side on a regular basis.
Speaking on the Blood Red YouTube channel, Addison was full of praise for Morton, who recorded 10 goals and 7 assists for Liverpool’s youth teams over the course of 25 appearances last season (via Transfermarkt), but is yet to make his senior debut:
“You think of the last time Liverpool got to the [FA Youth Cup] final a couple of years ago, you think of [Leighton] Clarkson and [Jake] Cain and what they have done since. I think, you know, we could see Tyler Morton do a similar sort of thing, because he’s certainly got that quality.
“He’s got the ability, he’s shown he’s got the leadership, he can do the set pieces. He’s just a really well-rounded midfielder who’s got really good numbers this season as well.
“You can’t really do much more than that at that age group, to be putting in those numbers, those performances on a regular basis. As long as he stays injury-free, I think we could see a lot, lot more of him next season and I’m sure he’ll be one of those that steps up sooner or later to first-team training and that sort of thing as well.”
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Addison’s comments on the potential future progress of Morton may excite many Liverpool fans. Without adding too much unnecessary pressure to the 18-year-old, it is worth remembering, as Addison’s points out, that only in 2019 were Leighton Clarkson and Jake Cain in the same shoes as Morton, as they reached the FA Youth Cup final, before being taken under the wing of Klopp in the following seasons.
It’s evident Klopp has a lot of trust in the youth of the academy ranks, it was only last season when he voiced his hopes for Liverpool’s training ground to allow for an easier transition into the first team for those younger players.
And with Morton, for such a young player, he has plenty of time to make an impression, something he has already been doing this season as he continues to impress some Liverpool fans. It could be a very bright future for Morton if he keeps up his good performances for the U18 and U23 sides.