Jurgen Klopp says he’s seeing the ‘real’ Tyler Morton this season. The 19-year-old looks set to play first-team football with Liverpool.
There wasn’t too much hype around Tyler Morton heading into the season. Most of the expectation was levelled at Harvey Elliott, Kaide Gordon and players like Mateusz Musialowski.
But Morton’s reputation has exploded this season. We first saw him against Norwich City in the EFL Cup in what was a very good display.
and it led to a Premier League debut on Saturday. The teenager came off the bench to face Arsenal for six minutes.
That’s a big step, of course, and actually puts him ahead of most Liverpool youngsters in terms of experience. Clearly, the Reds see a bright future for Morton.
And according to Jurgen Klopp, that’s become especially apparent in the last few months.
Klopp on Tyler Morton
“He came on against Norwich and played a super game,” said Klopp, per the Liverpool Echo.
“That made all the difference and you could see the next day how the confidence level exploded overnight. I saw the real Tyler Morton 2021.
“In the Preston game it was a really mature performance and we have seen that in training again. It is a really good example.”
It’s great to hear that Morton truly has hit another level. His development isn’t just on track, then – he’s improving at a fast rate than Liverpool expected.
It’s no wonder that we saw him against Arsenal, then. Liverpool like to reward that kind of development and, with the club’s midfielders dropping like flies, it made sense to hand him that experience.
There’s surely more on the way, too. Tomorrow’s game against Porto, for instance, looks like a perfect time to hand Morton his Champions League debut.
We’d like to see him start, given Liverpool are already through. An appearance from the bench might be enough to continue his development as it is, though.
Either way, Morton is one to watch right now and we expect to see more of him over the season.