18-year-old Liverpool star Tyler Morton will be named in Jurgen Klopp’s side to face Porto this evening.
The academy star, who shone in pre-season against the likes of Mains, Hertha Berlin and Athletic Bilbao, will be given his first taste of what playing under the lights at Anfield is like.
He then took the next step by playing in the Carabao Cup against Norwich City and Preston North End, impressing with his maturity on the ball as well as his bravery in challenges.
Morton has been training with Liverpool and has clearly impressed the boss, to the extent that he will now make his Champions League debut against Porto.
While the game is labelled as a ‘dead rubber’ with nothing riding on it aside from bragging rights, Morton will certainly be keen to mark his debut in the historic tournament with a win.
The Daily Mail reports that after making his Premier League debut against Arsenal on Saturday and it is expected he will get some minutes against Porto.
Liverpool fans react
Naturally, Liverpool fans are delighted to see another young talent get the chance to impress and potentially create memories ahead of a bright career.
Morton’s time to shine
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have been able to give some really bright talents the chance to break into the first team with the most notable obviously being Trent Alexander-Arnold, while the likes of Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott have been thrilling to watch.
If Morton has even half the ability Trent has, and is able to showcase it each time he gets a chance, he could become a fantastic player for Liverpool.
Hopefully, he makes the most of what should be a cracking atmosphere at Anfield.