The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern would be forgiven for not knowing the name Conor Masterson. The 19-year-old centre-half was given a place on the bench yesterday as Liverpool put Manchester City to the sword 3-0 at Anfield in yet another famous European night on Merseyside. Masterson was an unused substitute on the night, but the experience of being in the squad for such a big occasion will no doubt be useful for the defender.
Listen to Conor Masterson’s post match interview – absolute CLASS! New favourite youngster…
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 5 April 2018
Three goals in just 19 minutes from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane had Pep Guardiola’s side on the ropes as the clubs went in at half-time. The scoreline remained at 3-0 and the Citizens can count themselves lucky that it wasn’t more as Liverpool came out and played as if they had a point to prove, with the majority of pundits writing off the Merseysiders in favour of Guardiola’s Manchester juggernaut.
The Liverpool fans, whilst obviously delighted with the result, were also impressed with young Conor Masterson. The Irishman gave a good account of himself in an interview after the game despite not making it off the bench and the fans are touting him to be the club’s next academy grown star, following in the steps of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler and Jamie Carragher as those who have made the progression from the development sides into the first team.
You can read our resident Reds’ verdict on Masterson here:
Future Ireland captain
— Paddy Duff (@NotoriousP_A_D) April 5, 2018
Haven't seem him play but to be chosen to be on the bench is a feat for this young man.
— Muhamad Jahuri (@joeadam75) April 5, 2018
Can’t say I’ve heard of him or seen him play but will keep an eye on this lad
— JFT96 (@grahamtowell) 5 April 2018
Love that from the youngster
— Liam Clifton (@LiamClifton3) 5 April 2018
Ohmydays he’s from just up the road from where I was born
— Robbo (@RobV96) 5 April 2018
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience