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Liverpool must unleash now Kaide Gordon in Sadio Mane absence

Liverpool have not had the most faultless of starts to their new campaign, having dropped numerous points in the Premier League and more recently suffering a Champions League drubbing in Naples.

Even the games which they have won, against the likes of Ajax and Newcastle United, they have relied upon late goals to snatch victory.

Should Jurgen Klopp give Kaide Gordon a chance?

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It is not the confident and assured side we are used to seeing, and it is clear that the absence of Sadio Mane has disrupted their free-flowing attack more than Jurgen Klopp expected. He scored 120 times and assisted 49 times for a side that won nearly everything during his time at the club.

That is why he could perhaps turn to a youngster to add some freshness to his front line, with Kaide Gordon a natural option to succeed the Senegalese speedster.

The 17-year-old has only made a handful of senior appearances for the Reds but did manage to bag his first goal in a 4-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup last January.

The tricky winger clearly outlined that the U18s Premier League was below his station, having scored nine and assisted a further three in just 15 games.

Despite his age, he seems to have taken to the Premier League 2 with similar ease, again scoring four and assisting another one in just eight games.

He has already proven that he can handle the step up in age division, and there is no doubt that it won’t be long until he makes that last step up to break into the first team.

Speaking after his first goal for the club, Klopp labelled him a “special kid” before claiming that “he is a really calm, a great finisher.”

He continued:

“Kaide is a special talent, and it’s great to see that he’s already doing well and making an impression”.

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With the German already seemingly a big fan of the youngster, it should be no surprise to see him break through in the coming years. His arrival comes at a good time, with Liverpool having scored 15 goals this Premier League season in six games.

However, nine of those came against a hopeless AFC Bournemouth side, so in reality, it papers over the cracks that are their misfiring front line.

Perhaps Gordon can come in and add a bit more hunger and desire, revitalising those around him and kickstarting his side’s campaign properly now, helping those around Anfield forget about the now long-departed Mane.

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