Tyler Morton is in fine form for Blackburn Rovers right now. Liverpool have something special if he can keep it up.
England Under 21s called Tyler Morton up this week – his first such international recognition. The young midfielder is finally playing regular senior football and is clearly building a reputation for himself.
This is a player Jurgen Klopp loves, after all. He labelled Morton ‘incredible’ over the summer as he held onto the youngster for pre-season. That respect is why we suddenly saw the player jump into the first-team setup last season.
This time around, though, Liverpool thought it best that Morton gets regular game-time. That’s now happening with Blackburn Rovers, with the 19-year-old earning a starting role that he’s played consistently over the last five games.
Morton’s form has been something to remark on, too. If he keeps it up, Liverpool may have another special player on their books.
Tyler Morton shows fantastic Blackburn form
Morton has started each of his last five games and the raw stats are brilliant. He’s managed seven tackles in that time, with another four interceptions.
The highlight, though, is Morton providing nine key passes. That’s the kind of creativity that can take him far – potentially into the first-team setup at Liverpool. That’s exactly what Harvey Elliott did, after all, with his performances at Blackburn.
But it’s also worth mentioning that those stats actually came across four games. Blackburn’s latest outing – a poor 2-0 defeat against Luton Town – didn’t feature much at all from Morton. Or anyone, for that matter.
Thus it’s actually a four-game spell in which Morton created nine chances, won seven tackles and made four interceptions. That’s pretty fantastic for what were his first four starts in the Championship.
Morton’s form in the EFL Cup has been equally impressive. Five tackles and three interceptions in two games, as well as creating a chance in each. Both were wins, too, and we’re looking forward to seeing his efforts against West Ham United in November.
There’s a reason that Blackburn were so happy to grab Morton for the season. He is a special talent and one on the up. He might just be someone to watch out for in Liverpool’s future midfield – let alone the England Under 21s.