PREMIER - Kaide Gordon shone on debut in Liverpool's win at Norwich

22.09.2021 08:05 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Kaide Gordon shone on debut in Liverpool's win at Norwich
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From Daily Mail, Kaide Gordon is already laying the groundwork for a promising future at one of European football's heavyweight clubs. At 16 years and 351 days, he became Liverpool's fifth youngest player in Tuesday's Carabao Cup win against Norwich - and this was no late token-gesture substitution either. He started, played 90 minutes and even had a crack at entering the history-books as the club's youngest-ever scorer. 

But that half-volley - where his technique unusually let him down inside the box - won't be the reason the ex-Derby player can't sleep. A giant hug from Jurgen Klopp at full-time, in front of the travelling fans, will be the overriding memory on an unforgettable night for the teenager.

He wasn't the only one too. Klopp started 18-year-old right back Conor Bradley for his first-team debut and Tyler Morton was a composed half-time replacement for Naby Keita in the centre of midfield. 

All three passed their test. While Bradley's only moment of rashness - bringing down Dimitris Giannoulis in the box - could have cost Liverpool dear, he was reprieved by Caoimhin Kelleher's save from the spot.  

Yet it was Gordon who everyone had their immediate eye on. From the off the fleet-footed frontman, cutting in naturally on his stronger left-foot from the right, did not look out of place. In fact, he looked completely unnerved. 

That though won't be of any surprise to Liverpool's coaching staff after Gordon emerged as one of their shining lights from July's pre-season training camp in Austria and France.