Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter aiming to keep his feet on the ground

Rossiter became the club's second youngest goalscorer on his first team debut against Middlesbrough.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Rossiter is aiming to keep his feet on the ground after scoring on his debut for the club in the penalty shootout victory over Middlesbrough last night.

Within ten minutes of his debut, Rossiter gave Liverpool the lead on a record-breaking night at Anfield as he became the second youngest goalscorer in the club's history.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I know I need to keep my feet on the ground and keep on improving. If I do that then hopefully I’ll get more appearances in the future.”

Rossiter was tipped by club legend Jamie Carragher earlier on in the season to be a potential star at the club and the 17-year-old put in an accomplished performance in the middle of the park last night. He looked comfortable on the ball, rotated well with Lucas Leiva to take up the responsibility to take up the deeper role at times, and wasn't afraid to bark out a couple of orders.

He has admitted he doesn't expect to be considered for selection for the Merseyside derby this weekend but the injuries Liverpool have to their central midfield options means that he may be hastily ruling himself out of inclusion within the squad.

Jordan Henderson is nursing a hip problem whilst Joe Allen and Emre Can are sidelined. Steven Gerrard will most probably come back into the fold - and Philippe Coutinho is also a doubt.

There may well be a place on the bench for Rossiter against the club he supported as a boy, but we'll expect to see a lot more of him in the under-21 matches and the UEFA Youth League in the near future. 

He might get another opportunity in the next round of the cup competition, depending on who the side faces. But Liverpool have ever reason to be encouraged by the 17-year-old for the ability he's shown, and his attitude so far.

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