Liverpool journalist James Pearce has been sharing some details about Reds youngster Kaide Gordon and the possibility of him making an appearance in the club’s upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Norwich City.
On the subject of the match against Norwich and what players Jurgen Klopp may select to start the game, Pearce had this to say about Gordon.
He said: “I was at the academy, actually, last Wednesday afternoon for the UEFA Youth League game and he was the best player on the pitch by a mile. Milan tried to kick lumps out of him a few times and they still struggled to stop him.
“I know that the staff and the senior pros were massively impressed by him during the training camp in Austria, and I think it was very telling as well that when Klopp got quite a few of the established internationals back later on in pre-season and a lot of the younger players went back home, Kaide Gordon was one of those who was retained for the full camp.
“Certainly when [Xherdan] Shaqiri left, I was told then, that certainly in terms of the domestic cups, they see Kaide Gordon as almost the Shaqiri replacement on that front, and I certainly don’t think anything’s happened since then to dent his chances of featuring against Norwich.”
TIF Thoughts on James Pearce’s comments on Gordon…
Since joining from Derby County back in February, the 16-year-old winger has made 13 appearances for Liverpool’s youth teams, in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide four assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
This just goes to show why Pearce and the coaching staff at Liverpool have apparently been impressed with the player since his arrival.
Would you like to see Kaide Gordon start against Norwich?
Moving forward, with it being recently reported that Klopp will hand Gordon his first senior start for the Reds against Norwich in midweek, this will be a great opportunity, in our opinion, for the winger to make an impression and show just what he is capable of doing in a senior match.
If he does start against Norwich and puts in a decent performance, it will be intriguing to see if Klopp gives Gordon any more opportunities to play throughout the season.