Blackburn Rovers fans are becoming critical of Liverpool loanee Tyler Morton’s performances at the club.
Morton had been doing well at Blackburn, featuring heavily as Rovers push for a playoff spot. But according to the Lancashire Telegraph, his recent displays have drawn plenty of criticsim.
It’s claimed that the 20-year-old’s place in the team has been ‘called into question’ by fans of late. Such is the disappointment in Morton, that his inclusion in any given XI is now reportedly ‘one of the biggest talking points’ at the club.
Unsurprisingly, the Telegraph report that the Liverpool youngster appeared to be feeling the weight of such criticism ahead of yesterday’s draw with Huddersfield Town. It’s claimed that Morton could be seen ‘psyching himself up’ before the game.
Whatever he did, it looked to do the trick. The England U21 man is said to have had a hand in both of Rovers goals as they drew 2-2 with Huddersfield. That point keeps them in the hunt to go up – hanging onto 6th with five games to go. Thankfully through it all, Morton reportedly maintains the trust of his manager ‘without question.’ Keep going, Tyler!
Morton stands up to be counted
After a good season at Ewood Park for Morton, this is disappointing to hear. But knowing the young man, he’ll take it all on the chin and use it as something to learn from.
Regardless of how the final part of the campaign plays out, he should be proud of what he’s achieved at Blackburn.
It isn’t easy for an academy player from a Premier League side to sidle into the Championship and do well. But Morton really has. He’s played 43 games across all competitions for Blackburn. And they’ve been doing well. Making the playoffs would be a success for the former Premier League champions.
For a 20-year-old to come in and keep his place amid that pressure-cooker is impressive. Whatever Blackburn fans currently think about him, those at Liverpool will happy with Morton.
There have been reports that Jurgen Klopp will give the youngster a chance in the coming pre-season, and so he should. With new signings coming in at Anfield though, it would be a surprise to see Morton take on a big role for Klopp next campaign.
But whatever happens, he’s given himself a good platform to make the next step in his career. The tough times will only make him more determined to do that. Head up, lad, you’re doing great.