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Liverpool are reportedly one of the Premier League teams interested in signing the 16-year-old from Derby County this month.
Which is the word?
According to the Daily mailBoth Liverpool and Manchester United are ‘spinning’ the youngster, and the piece suggests that he is one of the best young footballers to watch for in 2021.
The teenager recently made his first team debut with the Rams under player-manager Wayne Rooney and is described as a quick and skilled forward.
Liverpool’s next Harvey Elliott?
Liverpool have shown that they can be very successful in recruiting young talent in recent years, with Harvey Elliott perhaps the best example.
The end was signed when he was 16 in the summer of 2019 and has already made nine appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s first team during his two years at the club.
Earlier this season, he joined Blackburn Rovers on loan and has performed incredibly well in his time with Tony Mowbray’s team, having contributed four goals and six assists in 18 championship appearances For the Ewood Park team, he clearly looks destined for a great future with the Reds.
Similarly to Elliott, Gordon is already making a big impression at the Championship and received his first senior appearance as a late substitute in the Rams’ win against Birmingham City recently.
After the game, Rooney went full of praise to the young man, saying:
“I initially brought Kaide with the first team to train with us for a week to see how he would react, and he was one of the best coaches. I kept him with us and he has been training at the same level, if not better, than everyone else. “
Although Liverpool fans may not be the most fanatical of Rooney, there is no question of the success he had in England during his playing career and if he has put his faith in Gordon at only 16, then he certainly must have talent.
Therefore, the Reds must act on their informed interest in the Derby County ace and ensure that they are the ones to sign him ahead of Manchester United.
And, in other news, Forget Trent – the “world-class” LFC star who made just 11 passes really disappointed Klopp against Southampton …