Liverpool U18 coach Marc Bridge-Wilkinson says Kaide Gordon is starting to show his enormous potential following his move from Derby County, Liverpool Echo report.

Gordon joined Liverpool from Derby for a fee rising to £3 million.

The 16-year-old has been dubbed one of the brightest youngsters in England, and he made his Championship debut with Derby in the 4-0 win at Birmingham City.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: U18 Premier League North
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But Derby were always in danger of losing him with Gordon only on a scholarship deal.

Liverpool won the race for his signature, and the Reds U18 coach Marc Bridge-Wilkinson has since told reporters how Gordon is impressing following his move from Pride Park.

“Kaide is a good player, there’s no two ways about that. He is a lot younger than everyone else. He’s only 16 and he’s still at school. He has adapted to a new environment well and is starting to show what he can do. It was only a matter of time before he was among the goals so I’m really pleased for him,” Bridge-Wilkinson explained.

Gordon opened his account for Liverpool U18 in their 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers this week, with the talented youngster netting a brace.

 

Derby boss Wayne Rooney claimed he was one of the best trainers at Moor Farm.

Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: U18 Premier League North
(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images).

Liverpool have a special talent on their hands, and it’s likely he will follow in the footsteps of Harvey Elliott by moving to the Championship on loan over the next 18 months.

Derby, meanwhile, will hope they can retain their future stars a little longer.

The likes of Louie Sibley, Max Bird, Lee Buchanan and Jason Knight have become first-team regulars, and the next batch of U23s have also shown the potential to step up.

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