Forget Jones: Klopp must unleash “outstanding” rarely-seen LFC ace amid injury crisis

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19/11/2021 | 08:15pm

With Liverpool set to return to Premier League action on Saturday evening with a clash at Anfield against Arsenal, it’s safe to say the Reds are not in a good place at the moment when it comes to injuries. That is particularly the case in midfield with the likes of Harvey Elliott, Naby Keita, James Milner, Curtis Jones and potentially Jordan Henderson out injured for the clash against the north Londoners.

Opportunity knocks

Taking this into account, this could provide one promising Liverpool midfielder with the chance of getting some Premier League minutes under his belt and proving his worth to Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.

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Having been among the substitutes in their two previous league matches, Tyler Morton could well find himself getting his first taste of Premier League action in the coming weeks given the number of injured midfielders Liverpool have at the moment.

As a product of Liverpool’s youth system, the 19-year-old has 23 appearances under his belt with their under-18 side with six goals and seven assists to his name, as well as 24 appearances for the under-23s with five goals scored and four assists provided in the process.

The teenager, who has been praised in the past by Klopp for having an “outstanding” football brain, has made two senior appearances for the Reds, both of which came in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

For their 2-0 win over Preston in the Carabao Cup in October where he played the full 90 minutes, Morton’s performance earned him an overall match rating of 7/10 from the Liverpool Echo, whose reporter Ian Doyle said he was “neat on the ball.”

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Taking all this into account, depending on how long the currently injured midfielders will be ruled out of action, it seems likely that Morton will get his chance to play in the Premier League in the near future to help Liverpool keep up with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham United at the top of the table.

Looking further ahead to the future, if Klopp does give the teenager a chance to prove himself in the Premier League in the coming weeks and months, the midfielder could well end up becoming a regular figure in Klopp’s squad in the same way Curtis Jones has done in recent years.

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