Liverpool have had a solid start to their season in which they remain unbeaten in all competitions so far.
One player that has been in particularly hot form at the moment is winger Mohamed Salah who has managed to score nine goals in nine appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, with speculation currently surrounding Salah and whether or not he will sign a new contract with the Merseyside club, there are some doubts over how long he will be at the club.
Looking ahead to the future, one player that the Reds currently have that could potentially replace the Egyptian one day as Liverpool’s star player is 17-year-old winger Kaide Gordon.
Gordon joined Liverpool from Championship club Derby County for a fee of £3.06m back in February. Since then, the winger, who is currently valued at £900k according to Transfermarkt, has made eight appearances for Liverpool’s U18 side in which he has managed to score six goals and provide three assists.
Gordon has also made six appearances for Liverpool’s U23 side, scoring three goals and providing one assist, which just goes to show how well he has done since joining the club.
Last month, Gordon, who Klopp described as being a “top talent,” made his senior debut for the Reds in their 3-0 win over Norwich City, which says to us how much the player has impressed the coaching staff at Liverpool since his arrival and how much belief they have in him to give him a full 90 minutes in a cup game at this stage of his career.
Moving forward, with Liverpool set to take on Championship club Preston North End in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup later this month after defeating Norwich, we feel this could give Gordon another great chance to show what he can do in their senior side.
Looking ahead, while the 17-year-old may not necessarily be breathing down Salah’s neck for a place in Liverpool’s starting XI every week, we feel that he could be a very useful replacement for him if the Egyptian were to leave the club at some point in the near future.
It could potentially save the club money rather than having to buy another expensive attacking option to fill the void left by Salah if he doesn’t sign an extension.