Liverpool: Tyler Morton on track to become a new Anfield favourite
By Marcus Chan
Liverpool’s newest kid on the block Tyler Morton has all the tools in place for him to be a serious player for the Reds.
Liverpool are not short of options in the middle of the park but 19-year-old Morton has managed to catch the eye of manager Jurgen Klopp.
Morton started in the Champions League against Porto at Anfield in a 2-0 Liverpool win on 24 November and played the full 90 minutes at the San Siro when Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners on 7 December to secure six wins out of six in the group stage.
The midfielder earned praise from his teammate after the Porto match, Thiago said at full time, via Empire Of The Kop: “The first time Tyler came, I said ‘who is this player?’ as he was training amazingly with us and he deserved to be part of the team tonight.”
Thiago added: “I think he will have a bright and great career here at Liverpool and in football in general.”
The fresh-faced midfielder showed fantastic composure and quality as he produced two commanding performances on Europe’s top stage that later earned him a first start in the Premier League, in a 2-2 draw against Spurs, with Morton being selected ahead of the more experienced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Despite his breakthrough, Morton has found himself out of the squad in the Premier League since the back end of January, and the youngster was not involved in both legs of Liverpool’s last 16 tie against Inter Milan.
Morton has vowed to take Klopp’s advice about his physique on board in order to continue his development, the German has said that Morton “needs to go to the gym more.”
Morton said: “It doesn’t look like it but I have been going to the gym!” he told Sport Bible on 10 February. “I’ve always worked on my physique and will continue to do so. It will take time.”
Tyler Morton will be one to keep an eye out for in the future that’s for sure.
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