Tyler Morton is in fine form for Blackburn Rovers at the moment. Liverpool have something special if they can continue.
The England Under-21s called up Tyler Morton this week – his first such international recognition. The young midfielder is finally playing senior football regularly and is clearly building a reputation for himself.
He’s a player Jurgen Klopp loves, after all. He called Morton ‘amazing’ over the summer as he saved the youngster for pre-season. This respect is why we suddenly saw the player jump into the first-team setup last season.
This time around, however, Liverpool thought it best Morton had regular playing time. That’s what’s happening now with Blackburn Rovers, with the 19-year-old getting a starting role he’s played consistently for the past five games.
Morton’s form was also something to notice. If he continues, Liverpool could have another special player on their books.
Tyler Morton shows off fantastic Blackburn form
Morton has started each of his last five games and the raw stats are brilliant. He had seven tackles during that span, with four more interceptions.
The highlight, however, is that Morton provides nine key assists. It’s the kind of creativity that can take him far – potentially in Liverpool’s first-team setup. That’s exactly what Harvey Elliott did, after all, with his performances at Blackburn.
But it’s also worth mentioning that these stats were actually split across four games. Blackburn’s last outing – a poor 2-0 loss to Luton Town – didn’t feature much from Morton. Or anyone, for that matter.
So it’s actually a four-game stretch in which Morton created nine chances, won seven tackles and made four interceptions. It’s pretty fantastic for his first four starts in the championship.
Morton’s form in the EFL Cup has been equally impressive. Five tackles and three interceptions in two games, plus creating a chance in each. Both were wins as well, and we can’t wait to see his efforts against West Ham United in November.
There’s a reason Blackburn were so happy to nab Morton for the season. He’s a special talent and one over the top. He could well be someone to watch in future Liverpool midfielder – let alone England Under-21s.
All statistics by Whoscored.
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