Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton has ‘unbelievable’ quality from set-piece situations, fellow U18 star Dominic Corness told the club’s official website.
Given that Corness is nicknamed ‘The Wand’ behind the scenes at Kirkby, we think it is safe to assume the 17-year-old attacker is a player of spell-binding potential.
The Liverpool-born play-maker has made huge strides in recent months, producing nine goals and assists in just 15 games for the club’s U18 side.
Corness scored a brilliant free-kick in the 6-0 thrashing of Sunderland on Saturday too.
But he is not the only fresh-faced starlet in Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s squad capable of locating the top-corner from a dead-ball situation.
“Set-pieces have been a massive part of my game throughout my whole time at the Academy. I’ve worked on them loads,” said ‘The Wand’, who models his game on the midfield magician that is Thiago Alcantara.
“Over the past one or two years, I’ve focused on them a lot more. I’ve had people working towards it with me, like Tyler Morton – the quality he has is unbelievable.
“So when I am working on set-pieces with him, the quality that he shows, it automatically improves my level as well.”
18-year-old Morton has made the step up to Premier League 2 level with ease this term, scoring five times in seven games for Barry Lewtas’s side.
With Jurgen Klopp handing opportunities to Rhys Williams, Neco Williams, Leyton Stewart and more this season, both Morton and Corness should be confident in knowing their progress will not go unnoticed.