Liverpool news: Barry Lewtas shares Kaide Gordon injury update
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Liverpool news: Barry Lewtas shares Kaide Gordon injury update

The Reds’ U21’s manager Barry Lewtas has shared an update on Liverpool youngster Kaide Gordon, who is continuing to recover from a pelvic injury.

The 18-year-old has been absent for more than a year, but the club are ‘happy’ with the progress being made.

“It’s tough for him,” Lewtas told the Liverpool Echo.

“He is still loading up and building up. We will see where he goes. We still see him every day. Sometimes in rehab you have to build people up slowly, and once you do get going you have to speed things up.

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“We are not putting any real pressure on him. In long rehabilitations, there can be setbacks. Tom Hill and Layton Stewart both had setbacks from their injuries, for example.

“You have to be really careful with Kaide that we don’t put any false promises on anything. At the minute we are happy with where we are with him, and he is happy in terms of how he is progressing.

“It will be great to have him back in the fold and hopefully we can do soon enough.”

Gordon still recovering from long-term injury

The young attacker suffered a pelvic problem linked to his physical growth back in early 2022, and he has since been following a specialised training programme to get him back to fitness.

Gordon was spotted running on the Kirkby pitches in December, but he is still yet to take part in regular ball work.

The former Derby County star made his debut for Liverpool’s senior team aged just 16, as he played the full 90 minutes in the League Cup against Norwich City in September 2021.

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He became the second-youngest scorer in the club’s history when he bagged in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury, before going on to make his Premier League debut a week later.

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Gordon’s finishing ability as ‘exceptional’, so he will be eager to get the teenager back to fitness and oversee his progress – helping him back into the first-team.

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