Some Liverpool supporters have taken to Twitter to praise the performance of former Derby County youngster Kaide Gordon following a public training match.
Gordon joined Liverpool from Derby during the January transfer window.
The highly-rated 16-year-old made his Championship debut with the Rams back in December, with manager Wayne Rooney calling him one of the club’s best trainers.
But Derby couldn’t agree a professional contract with the talent, prompting Liverpool to pursue his signature and agree a £1 million fee with the Rams rising to £3 million.
Gordon has since begun training with Liverpool’s first team, and he posted a goal and an assist in a 5-1 training match victory which saw Reds fans flock to praise him.
Kaide Gordon. Remember the name pic.twitter.com/JhgkMAKnly
— ︎ ︎ (@lfc_doof10) March 21, 2021
Gordon looks a baller 🔥
— Curt (@LfcJones17) March 20, 2021
Is that Kaide Gordon number 9 😍
— F and W Waffle (@FandWWaffle) March 21, 2021
When’s Kaide Gordon starting then?
— JP (@_Pin98) March 21, 2021
That kid wearing No9 seems better than Firmino
— Mr_B_A (@MrB10A) March 21, 2021
Kaide is going straight to the top ⏳
— Navigator ☄️ (@Maestro_Xtra) March 21, 2021
No.9 looks handy
— RexRaces (@RexRaces) March 21, 2021
kaide gordon is special
— . (@FalseEightEra) March 21, 2021
Kaide Gordon looks good
— MagnarLfc (@MagnarLfc) March 21, 2021
Derby would no doubt have loved to keep Gordon at Pride Park.
But with the youngster only on a scholarship deal, the Championship club were always vulnerable with both Liverpool and United reportedly looking to prize him away.
Liverpool are building a healthy future under Jurgen Klopp. Harvey Elliott is making big strides, spending the season on loan at Derby’s league rivals Blackburn Rovers.
It’s likely Gordon will follow suit and move back to the Championship on loan.
The Daily Mail dubbed him one of the best 16-year-old’s in the country. His latest appearance during Liverpool’s training match offered a brief snippet of his huge potential.
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