Liverpool’s academy is brimming with talent at the moment. Given that this summer was one fraught with international tournament, more youth players than usual were called up to the Reds’ pre-season training camp. With key stars returning some youngsters have been sent back to Merseyside. However, Kaide Gordon has remained with the Liverpool first team.
Thus far we’ve seen the Reds play out a few friendlies in Central Europe.
Jürgen Klopp has given us a glimpse at new signing Ibrahima Konate whilst also reintroducing Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk to the fold.
Meanwhile a number of youngsters have been involved in friendly games against the likes of Hertha Berlin and Stuttgart.
Now things are stepping up a gear, the first-team has settled into their Evian camp and the squad is preparing for clashes with Bologna, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna.
Kaide Gordon kept with first-team
This week has seen the return of stars such as Fabinho and Roberto Firmino.
As a result the coaches have sent a number of youngsters back to the AXA Training Centre.
Promising academy stars Conor Bradley, Jake Cain, Harvey Davies, Billy Koumetio, Tyler Morton, and Mateusz Musialowski have all been shipped home, though this is no reflection on their ability or potential.
Meanwhile, Kaide Gordon has been retained by the first team.
The 16-year-old wonderkid is arguably one of the brightest prospects in England.
Liverpool signed Gordon from Derby County in January shortly after Wayne Rooney handed the precocious forward his senior debut.
What RTK has to say
This is an exciting development.
The coaches must see a lot in Kaide Gordon, we certainly do.
The teenager was a joy to watch during pre-season whenever on the pitch and on the ball he demonstrated a confidence well beyond his years, skipping past defenders.
Fingers crossed we can take this as a sign that the youngster will be afforded some minutes in the cup this term, he may even make the bench for a Premier League squad.