Liverpool have plenty to shout about in the academy at the moment. However, one player in particular has been catching the eye at a young age. He appears set to make his first team debut this week. Pep Lijnders has been raving over Kaide Gordon ahead of the clash with Norwich.
Who is Kaide Gordon?
He is 16-years-old and he already boasts a senior appearance for Derby County. Kaide Gordon is the best in the country for his age according to many.
The wonderkid signed for Liverpool in January of this year when the Reds pounced on the opportunity to bring him from Derby in a deal worth around £3m.
He shone for the U18s and has cemented himself in the U23s side.
In further detail, he is A versatile forward most often found on the right wing, he is adept at ghosting past opponents with his blistering pace and close control.
Pep Lijnders on Kaide Gordon ahead of Norwich
This weekend the wonderkid was left out of the U23s squad to face Leeds United, indicating he’ll play a role in the EFL Cup.
Pep Lijnders has been raving over Kaide Gordon ahead of the tie with Norwich City.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference the assistant boss detailed how the brightest talents begin training with the U23s a week before the senior side.
Lijnders went to observe and when he saw Kaide Gordon he was stunned:
“I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touches the ball. He’s always passing players like they’re not standing there. I called Jürgen immediately like ‘wow, we have a new player here!'”
What RTK has to say
It’s time to get excited about Kaide Gordon, like very excited.
The teenager has all of the potential, he has all of the backing.
He appears destined to go on to great things at Anfield.
Fingers crossed we’ll see more of him throughout the season if he impresses against Norwich.