Kaide Gordon got two goals as Liverpool Under 18s beat Leeds United 6-1 on Saturday. That’s now back-to-back braces for the 16-year-old.
Kaide Gordon is among the goals once again for Liverpool. He’s living up the hype right now, certainly.
And Gordon arrived with plenty of that. He made his first-team debut for Derby County this season, while Wayne Rooney labelled him ‘one of the best trainers’ at the club.
We detailed more of what makes Gordon such an exciting prospect here, written when he joined the club in February.
The teenager quickly got his first assist for the Under 18s that month, setting up a goal in a 6-0 win over Sunderland. But it wasn’t until earlier this month that he hit the back of the net.
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Gordon got two as Liverpool U18s beat Wolves 4-1, which prompted us to wonder if he’s already able to step up a level. That came after Gordon showed what he could do in first-team training on the international break.
And if we were wondering that then, we’re certainly thinking it might be time now. Gordon scored twice more on Saturday, this time as Liverpool U18s thrashed Leeds United 6-1.
Things are quickly getting exciting for the youngster. He’s showing an ability to deliver at U18 level and a few more decent games will see him step up.
He’s well on course to be at least an U23 player next season. And who knows? Maybe he could find himself with a first-team debut before too long.
That tends to be the way with Liverpool. Allow these youngsters to develop as quickly as they can and hand them some first-team experience the moment they’re ready.
We’ve seen it with Curtis Jones, Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott and Leighton Clarkson. Gordon may well be next in line.