“You know you have a good player when older people start to take care of him,” revealed Pep Lijnders, Klopp’s assistant and member of the coaching staff.
Leader and runner-up of the Premier League, Liverpool turn their attention to another goal of the season: the English League Cup, a cup that the club has not won since 2012. In one more step to try and get this over with quickly, the Reds visit Norwich at Carrow Road.
In addition to the fight for the title, the team of Jurgen Klopp focuses on the ‘feel’ of Kaide gordon, which must be related to the game and has a chance of making his debut in the team.
At just 16 years old, the Englishman dazzled the Reds coaching staff and rang the coach’s phone even before the start of the season with a warning.
“Before preseason we always make sure that our best talent starts a week earlier than everyone else. I went to our training center to watch and saw that he set the game on fire every time he had the ball. I called Jürgen and said: ‘Wow, we have a new player here’ “, revealed Pep Lijnders, Klopp’s assistant and member of the coaching staff.
Graduated from Derby County, Gordon arrived at Liverpool in February this year and is now ready to debut with the first team, even at a young age. According Lijnders, the young man has been welcomed by the dressing room to accelerate his adaptation to the club and to the style of play practiced by the Anfield team.
“You know you have a good player when the older ones start taking care of him. We saw James Milner talking to Kaide, Trent [Alexander-Arnold] becoming a mentor. It wasn’t easy, but it was good for him to adapt to our team and our style. “
Quick and skillful, Kaide gordon drew the attention of the coaching staff of Jurgen Klopp by a rare difference in other players of the same age: the hunger to reach the goal. That’s what made the eyes of Pep Lijnders when he saw his preseason training.
“He has a natural ability to get into the area to score, even when the play is from the other side. Few young people have that. Some even have the dribble, but not always that desire to shoot at goal and get into the area.”
“Kaide is a typical Liverpool wingman. He has the goals, he has speed. We like him a lot and we are very happy to be with us.” said the Dutchman.