Liverpool writer Gareth Roberts has dished out the praise for 18-year-old Tyler Morton, who impressed in his recent performance.
Last time out, the Reds took on Norwich City in the Carabao Cup. Not only did Jurgen Klopp’s men stroll to an easy 3-0 win thanks to two goals from Takumi Minamino and another from Divock Origi, but it also afforded some youngsters the opportunity to impress.
One of these starlets was Morton. The teenager came on at half time for Naby Keita and seemingly put in a commanding performance during his time on the pitch.
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While speaking on The Red Agenda podcast, Roberts outlined exactly why he felt the 18-year-old ‘really took his chance’ in the match.
He said: “I really enjoyed, being me, Tyler Morton, more than anyone else, really. Just because I really loved the way a lad steps into the team like that.
“He’s putting his foot in, he’s throwing himself around, he’s barking out orders to senior professionals, and for me, he really took his chance there.”
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A self-described ‘box-to-box midfielder’, Morton seems capable of evoking comparisons with club legend Steven Gerrard – helped by the fact that his family were season-ticket holders at Anfield.
At such a young age, however, it seems unlikely that he will see much Premier League action this season. This is even more likely the case as the Reds look capable of pushing for the league title, having yet to lose domestically so far.
Still, with this opportunity arriving in the League Cup, there could be a few more chances for Morton to impress across the rest of the campaign.