Klopp calls ‘outstanding’ 19-year-old in Liverpool training ahead of Burnley

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp put his players through their paces in training on Friday.

The Reds lost 2-0 to Leicester on Thursday but a quick turnaround in games brings them back into action on Sunday.

Liverpool travel to Burnley this weekend hoping to claim four Premier League victories in a row.

A number of Reds players – those who started against the Foxes – were absent from Friday’s session at Kirkby.

However, there were also several returnees, such as Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson.

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Liverpool have given Mane extra time off to celebrate with Senegal after winning the Africa Cup of Nations, while Henderson is back from a back injury.

Several Reds academy stars also took part in the session at the AXA Training Center.

Rhys Williams, Kaide Gordon and Tyler Morton trained with the first team.

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Morton is enjoying a superb breakthrough season this term, with eight senior Liverpool appearances to his name.

He, like Gordon, currently splits his time between the Under-23s and the first team.

Neither Morton nor Gordon were in Liverpool’s squad against Leicester.

But with such a quick turnaround in games, both could well feature in the matchday contingent against Burnley.

Morton’s last Premier League appearance came against Spurs in December – could he get more minutes this weekend?

“He was fantastic”

Morton’s finest hour of the season so far came against AC Milan in the Champions League.

The teenager looked assured against one of the continent’s titans and completed 38 of his 45 attempted passes.

“I think we should all calm down, but it was really good tonight and a great pleasure to see the boy play,” Klopp said after the game.

“The footballing brain he showed tonight was absolutely exceptional.”

Likewise, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher loved what he saw from the academy graduate.

“I thought Tyler Morton was outstanding in midfield,” Carragher told CBS Sports – via Metro – after the game.

“He was fantastic, for a teenager, playing for Liverpool, which is one of the biggest clubs in European football and your hometown club, San Siro.”

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