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Liverpool No2 Lijnders admits Gordon to face Norwich: Typical LFC winger

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders says Kaide Gordon will see action tomorrow night against Carabao Cup opponents Norwich City.

Gordon, who turns 17 next month and was part of the first-team squad in pre-season.

Lijnders said: “About Kaide, before pre-season we always make sure that our biggest talents, or our talents, start a week earlier than we start, so they start with the U23s training.

“So I went to watch U23s training and I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touched the ball! He passes players like they are not standing there, so I call Jürgen immediately like, 'Wow, we have a new player here!'

“So we take all these young players to the pre-season and when do you know you have a good player around you? It's when the senior players start taking care of this young player. So when you see James Milner speaking with Kaide, when you see Trent becoming like a proper mentor, when you see that they invite him to sit on the table. All our boys invited him in our group and that made it, not easier, but it made it good for him, how to adapt to our team, to our style.

“He is what you see a lot with these kind of wingers - they can outplay, they can combine - but he has a goal in him and he has this natural ability to be in the box between the goalposts to score, even when the cross comes from the opposite side, for example. Not many talents have that.

“They have maybe dribbling skills but they don't have this desire to shoot, to come in the box, to score. So he is a typical Liverpool Football Club winger, in my opinion, because he has goals, he has speed. We really like him and we are really happy he is with us."


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