Paul Glatzel is finally starting to find his feet at Tranmere. The 20-year-old scored a crucial late equaliser on Tuesday night to keep them second in the League Two table.
He only came on in the 58th minute away at Salford City. 12 minutes later he’d scored. That makes it three goals in his last four league appearances for the club.
You can also throw in the two that he scored in the EFL Trophy against Oldham Athletic in November. Five goals in six games makes for very good reading for Glatzel and for Liverpool.
A slight cause for concern would be that those six games stretch back to the middle of November. The striker missed almost the whole of December through injury.
It doesn’t look to be anything serious though. That will be a relief to the player and Jurgen Klopp, who will no doubt be delighted to see the youngster doing well after a difficult start.
Klopp had brought Glatzel into the first team for pre-season ahead of the 19/20 campaign. After he got injured in the first game of the friendly program (ironically against Tranmere), the Liverpool manager said “He is a wonderful kid, a wonderful player, unbelievable. The week we saw him helped already, so when he is back he will be one of my boys because I really like what I saw”.
A lot has happened since then to both Glatzel and Liverpool. But if he keeps up this scoring streak for a promotion chasing team, maybe the door isn’t shut at Liverpool for him just yet.