Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton has earned himself a first call-up to England U21s.
As per liverpoolfc.com, Morton has now been selected in Lee Carsley’s squad for the very first time.
After impressing for loan club Blackburn Rovers in the Championship, the 19-year-old has made the step-up from the U20 squad.
Morton joins Liverpool club-mate Harvey Elliott in the group to play against Italy and Germany. Well done, Tyler!
Morton gets reward for good start at Blackburn
Anyone surprised by Morton’s inclusion in the U21 team clearly hasn’t been paying attention. After feeling his way into life in senior football with Blackburn, Morton has now started the last five games in a row.
Results in that time have been mixed, with three defeats and two wins. But Rovers still sit in a decent position in the table – just outside the playoffs in seventh.
For Morton to be holding down a regular place in a Championship midfield at just nineteen is pretty amazing.
One man who won’t be surprised though, is Jurgen Klopp. The Liverpool manager has long been a fan of Morton, already handing him starts in the Premier League and Champions League.
As recently as this summer, Klopp is on record calling the youngsters displays in training ‘incredible’ via The Times.
If Morton can keep his good performances going, perhaps he can still be a long-term option for Liverpool.
The Reds will be looking to bolster their midfield with one or two new signings next summer. Perhaps Morton can be one of the midfielders they’ve been crying out for all along.
If not, then maybe he’s worth keeping around anyway. He’s already shown his versatility by playing at centre-back for Blackburn. That kind of multi-positional play is exactly what Klopp loves in a player.