Carabao Cup: Liverpool unearthed a new gem on Tuesday after teenage sensation Kaide Gordon lived up to the hype surrounding him in the Reds’ win over Norwich. Gordon became the fifth-youngest Liverpool star to make his debut but was unlucky to not be on the scoresheet as Jurgen Klopp’sode sealed progression into the next round. Nonetheless the 16-year-old will definitely be one to watch out for, as the season progresses.
At 16 years and 351 days, Kaide Gordan is Liverpool’s fifth-youngest player as he featured in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win against Norwich. played the entire 90 minutes and had a crack at becoming the youngest goal0scroer in club history, after his half-volley from inside the box did not slam into the back of the net. It was nevertheless a performance that caught the eye, as he received a giant hug from Jurgen Klopp at full-time, in front of the travelling fans.
Carabao Cup: 16 year old wonder-kid Kaide Gordon debuts for Liverpool, missed out to become youngest ever to score a goal
Before the Carabao Cup game, Kaide Gordon emerged as one of their shining lights from July’s pre-season training camp in Austria and France. He made his first-team debut for Derby last December, a mere two months after turning 16. Liverpool’s head of senior academy recruitment Matt Newberry was quickly alerted to his potential and a deal was signed. Speaking ahead of the Norwich game, Pep Lijnders, Liverpool’s assistant manager, lavished praise on the youngster.
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Carabao Cup: He said, “Before pre-season we always make sure our biggest talents start a week earlier than we start. They start with the Under 23s so I went to the training ground to watch. I saw one player and he had fire in each moment he touched the ball. He passed players like they were not standing there. I called Jurgen immediately and was like, ”Wow! We have a new player here!” He is a typical Liverpool winger because he has goals, he has speed. We really like him.”
Carabao Cup: Gordon has been training with the team ever since and that showed as he did not look out of place during the game against Norwich. He interchanged positions with Divock Origi, with his left foot being a nuisance for the Canaries. Jurgen Klopp as mightily impressed and said, “He [Gordon] is good. There are a lot of things to improve. There are a lot of thing to settle and to learn but there is already a lot of things that are there. We will treat him carefully. I am really happy he is here, he is really big talent.”