Liverpool are keen on Sheffield United defender Kyron Gordon as they continue to deal with their centre-back crisis, according to reports.
Gordon to Anfield?
The 18-year-old has barely appeared on the fringes of Chris Wilder’s squad this season after being picked as a substitute for their recent FA Cup tie against Bristol Rovers, on the back of signing a two-year professional contract in 2019. He has never played a single minute of senior professional football.
Gordon has come through the ranks at Bramall Lane and recently made the step to United’s U23 side back in the summer, which has allegedly attracted the attention of Jurgen Klopp’s coaching staff.
The Daily Mail revealed that both Liverpool and Everton are taking a strong interest in the talented centre-back as the Reds continue to make preparations for the future of the squad.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Over the years, Liverpool have done a brilliant job in putting foundations in place for players to blossom. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones are two examples of the player development standards that they have set themselves.
Wilder has praised Gordon’s impact in first-team training and praised his “qualities“, but this is not what supporters will want to hear, and this signing will certainly not help them in the short term either with their title defence wobbling.
After it was revealed that Liverpool will be having a quiet January compared to other clubs, segments of the Kop faithful will still be hugely concerned if an unseen prospect with zero experience of senior football is their only signing.
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