- Kaid Gordon, 16 years and 351 days old, set to make Liverpool debut
- The Reds made an initial £1m . Signed winger from Derby County in February for
- Derby will pay £100,000 in compensation if Gordon starts at Carrow Road
- Liverpool confident they have youngster with great potential
Kaid Gordon will become one of the youngest players in Liverpool history when he makes his debut in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Norwich.
Gordon, who is 16 years and 351 days old, is scheduled to be minutes away at Carrow Road as Liverpool aim to progress in a competition that was once regarded as Anfield’s asset after winning eight times . They last reached the finals in 2016.
Jurgen Klopp will make a change in the side that beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Gordon, who was signed by Liverpool for an initial £1million from Derby County in February, will certainly play some role after making a big impression on the coaching staff. Heat.
Kaid Gordon will make his Liverpool debut in the Carabao Cup tie at Norwich on Tuesday
The 16-year-old (centre) made a big impression on the Reds coaching staff over the summer
If Gordon does start, Derby will be compensated £100,000 as part of a clause in the deal they struck to sell him, and Liverpool are confident they have a young player with significant potential.
“Before the pre-season we always make sure that our greatest talents start a week before the start,” said Liverpool assistant manager Pep Legenders.
‘They start under 23 so I went to the training ground to see. I saw a player and every moment he touched the ball, it caught fire. He passed the players as if they were not standing there.
‘ I immediately called Jurgen and was like, ‘Whoa! We’ve got a new player here!” We take all these young players to the pre-season and when do you know there’s a good player around you? This is when the senior players start taking care of them.
Jurgen Klopp will make several changes to the team that beat Crystal Palace on Saturday
‘So when you see James Milner speaking with Kaede, when you see Trent Alexander-Arnold being a proper mentor to him, when you see him invite him to sit at the table – all our boys invited him to the group and it did well to adapt him to our team and our style.
‘That’s what you see a lot with these wings: they can play but they combine. He has a goal and a natural ability to stay in the box between the goalposts even when a cross comes from the opposite direction.
‘There’s not a lot of talent. He has dribbling skills but doesn’t have the urge to shoot, box, score.
‘He is a typical Liverpool winger because he has goals, he has pace. We really like him.’
Reds assistant manager Pep Legenders (left) has labeled Gordon a ‘distinctive Liverpool winger’