Under-fire teenager Tyler Morton has been lauded by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who believes he has a bright future with the club.
This season, Morton has made seven senior appearances for the Reds. He did, in fact, play the whole 90 minutes in both AC Milan and Porto’s Champions League matches.
In the previous two games, the youngster has started in the centre of midfield for Liverpool. However, a collision with Ricardo Pereira ended in the Portuguese full-back breaking his leg.
Nonetheless, Liverpool and Klopp definitely see something in Morton, who is only 19 years old, and have given him a chance in the first squad. And, according to captain Henderson, Morton has a bright future ahead of him.
He told LiverpoolFC.com, “Tyler has been outstanding over the last few months, I honestly think he has progressed.”
“He has clearly studied and listened to a lot of the players around him in training, and being among the lads, in the dressing room and in training, will undoubtedly assist him.”
Learning from midfielders like Henderson and Thiago will undoubtedly aid Morton’s development.
“And I believe it has helped him coming into games,” Henderson continued. “I think he has looked comfortable and he hasn’t seemed fazed in the least, and he has done very well.”
Morton recently made headlines for injuring Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira during Liverpool’s EFL Cup triumph last week.
Obviously, the adolescent did not intend for the challenge to injure Pereira. Despite this, Morton has been chastised for his rash challenge.
Pereira has questioned Morton’s decision to get merely a yellow card for causing his injury. Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, also commented on the lack of a red card.
In the aftermath of their loss to Manchester City, Rodgers stated, “Ricardo Pereira will be [out] for six to eight weeks.”
“With how hard he’s worked, that’s really aggravating for him.” It’s a broken fibula that the referee failed to see, and he’s lucky it’s not worse.”