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Liverpool academy coaches discuss Kaide Gordon development

Liverpool fans are getting excited about Kaide Gordon. The 16-year-old arrived from Derby County last January and he’s been putting in impressive performances ever since. So, what next? Marc Bridge-Wilkinson and Barry Lewtas have explained the next steps for Liverpool wonderkid Kaide Gordon.

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If we had to pick three academy stars to tip for greatness it’d have to be Kaide Gordon, James Balagizi and Mateusz Musialowski.

The trio have been standout performers in the last year.

Balagizi, a ball carrying midfielder with an eye for a pass, was unlucky to miss out on the first team training camp due to injury.

Whilst the Polish Messi did fly out to Austria but injury kept him from featuring in the friendly games.

Meanwhile, Kaide Gordon racked up a decent amount of minutes in pre-season and netted in a behind closed doors friendly at the weekend.

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Coaches on Kaide Gordon development

Given the excitement surrounding the youngster plenty of fans are wondering what the next steps are for him.

Speaking to the Liverpool ECHO, U18s boss Marc Bridge-Wilkinson explained:

“At the minute he is with the first team and hopefully as things carry on, who knows what might happen. If and when he comes back to us [at U18 level], we will look after him just the same and keep working on his game.”

The U18s boss has been without Gordon due to his involvement with the first team, the 16-year-old netted against Aston Villa on Sunday.

U23s manager Barry Lewtas added:

“He is a young boy at the moment. He came and watched the U18s yesterday and he pops backwards and forwards.

“That is the beauty of being in the same building; the plan is really clear, and staff are working together. It is an exciting time for him and let’s see where it goes.”

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Bringing the academy and first team together into one training complex could be one of the Reds’ most important decisions of recent years.

The move allows the likes of Kaide Gordon to get regular tastes of first team training whilst also fitting in with their own age group.

Fingers crossed we’ll see the move pay dividends soon and we’ll see Gordon in the League Cup this season, he could really announce himself to the world.

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