It is not usual for a Liverpool legend to speak so highly of local rivals Everton, but Steven Gerrard has waxed lyrical about youngster Tom Davies.
The 18-year-old midfielder has certainly caught the eye this season having fought his way into the first team under manager Ronald Koeman.
Davies has plenty of time to develop, but the fact that he is already keeping out the likes of James McCarthy and Gareth Barry suggests that he will be an important figure in the future.
So far, the Merseyside-born footballer has made 20 appearances in all competitions, and 13 of those have been starts in the Premier League.
Davies has looked far from daunted by playing at the top level as he has netted two goals and created three assists.
Gerrard, who spent 17 years of his senior career playing for Everton’s neighbours, believe that Davies has the potential to become one of the best in his position.
While carrying out punditry duties on BT Sport, Gerrard said:
“I think the one to be excited about at Everton is Tom Davies, who seems to have broken in and stayed in. He’s a terrific footballer who has scored a few exciting goals.
“What he has done is announce himself and basically said to a regular starter, ’I’m taking your place and I’m staying in there’. Those types of players are the ones that usually go on to become superstars.”