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Report: How Liverpool insiders now feel about Everton's Anthony Gordon, after releasing him as a kid

Liverpool are still happy with their decision to allow Everton youngster Anthony Gordon to leave the club a decade ago.

That’s according to The Athletic, who claim that The Reds ‘do not regret letting him go’ from the academy. Gordon was reportedly released from Liverpool for ‘being too slight.’

And The Athletic claim that ‘multiple sources’ are confident that Gordon would not have progressed in the same way at Liverpool as he has at Everton.

That’s due to the high standards that have been set throughout the club in the years since his departure.

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Gordon looking to prove a point on Sunday

Let’s hope that Gordon doesn’t come across the article published today. It’s edging into ‘pin up on the dressing room wall’ territory in terms of motivating him for the Merseyside Derby on Sunday.

If he does read it, he’ll surely be absolutely desperate to prove his old club wrong at Anfield.

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As the season has progressed, the 21-year-old has become a key player for Frank Lampard in The Toffees disastrous campaign.

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Amidst the depression of an unexpected relegation fight, Gordon has been a shining light for them. Despite his promise though, he still has just four goals and two assists in 24 Premier League games.

He has looked like a handy young player in a struggling team. But really, he hasn’t yet done anything to truly suggest that Liverpool were wrong to turn him down.

Credit goes to the young man for pulling himself back up and becoming a top level player in his own right. But even if he helps Everton pull off a miracle at Anfield this weekend, it’s unlikely to make a difference to Liverpool’s point of view.

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