Thiago and other Liverpool stars were struck by Kaide Gordon this summer, according to reports. The 16-year-old has a very bright future ahead of him.

This comes from Goal. They claim that the likes of Thiago, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez were particularly impressed with Kaide Gordon this summer.

In particular, the 16-year-old’s ‘confidence, ability and maturity’ stand out to the senior players. One club source apparently described Gordon to Goal as a ‘proper player’.

Thiago & co. rate Kaide Gordon

There’s nothing but praise coming out of Liverpool when it comes to Kaide Gordon. The teenager looks absolutely destined for a first-team role.

And we could see that come to fruition next week. Liverpool face Norwich City in the EFL Cup, with that being a competition that usually sees the Reds’ youngsters get their chance.

The Liverpool Echo claims the plan is to use Gordon in the cup competitions. Away at Norwich might be a tough task – they’re a Premier League side, after all – but the belief in the teenager is clear. Liverpool may well see this as an ideal test for him.

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There is a spot in Liverpool’s first-team squad for a right-sided attacking player, too. Xherdan Shaqiri left without a replacement, while Harvey Elliott won’t be an option there for many months.

Gordon appears to already have the trust of senior players – now he just needs to earn it in a game or two. Next week might not just be a debut, then, but it might be an early start for a senior career.

That’s the general vibe coming out of Liverpool. Gordon hasn’t even been at the club for a full 12 months yet and there’s a sense that he’s the next big thing.

Hopefully, we get a taste of that next week.

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