The future for Liverpool? Rossiter, Suso and Ibe all shine on Cup duty

Jordon Ibe

The young Reds all impressed in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Liverpool certainly aren't having the easiest of times at the start of the 2014/15 season.

After finishing second in the Premier League and coming so close to winning the league title, the Reds have somewhat stuttered, already losing twice in the top flight, while at the same time barely scraping past Ludogorets in the Champions League and Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.

The parallel's with Rafa Benitez's last campaign at the club will no doubt worry Liverpool fans early doors.

But, whatever becomes of the current season at Anfield, the future certainly looks bright for Brendan Rodgers' side - and last night served up the perfect evidence.

Indeed, 17-year-old Jordan Rossiter, often dubbed as the next Steven Gerrard, got on the scoresheet for the Reds on his senior debut for the club, while 20-year-old Suso also scored in extra time.

Over at Derby, meanwhile, Jordon Ibe was putting in a sensational display against Reading, with a fingertip save onto the crossbar the only thing stopping him from getting on the scoresheet.

Jordan Williams, 18, also performed well for Liverpool against Middlesbrough and scored during the memorable 14-13 penalty shootout win.

Statistically, the 'Jordans' fared well. During Rossiter's 79 minutes - before he was replaced by Williams - the midfielder took 75 touches and boasted a 91 per cent passing accuracy. The 17-year-old also won two tackles and made two clearances.

Williams did well, too, making one interception during his considerably shorter time on-field and enjoying a 97% pass accuracy. Suso, meanwhile, was lively in the final third, taking four shots (two on target, one goal) and winning a dribble as well as making a key pass. The Spaniard's passing accuracy was 94%.

Add to all that the fact that, though he had an off-night against Middlesbrough, Liverpool's greatest talent Raheem Sterling is still only 19. The future, then, is certainly bright for the Reds, regardless of what happens this season.

*Stats taken from WhoScored.com

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