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Liverpool laud Joe Hardy on his debut

Joe Hardy’s arrival at Liverpool appeared to come out on nowhere.

The 21-year-old has never played a senior game of football in his life, and yet the Reds decided to snap him up from Brentford’s B team. They did not even announce his signing, such was the lack of fanfare around his arrival at the Merseyside club.

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However, he has already hit the ground running with the U23s. He made his debut against Southampton on Monday night and scored twice in a 5-0 victory for the Reds – which was made even more impressive by the fact that he was only on the pitch until the 64th minute.

Unsurprisingly, many fans were delighted with his display.

It was a fantastic way to start his career with the European champions, and performances like this will do his reputation no harm.

A lot of fans got carried away, and compared him to some of the biggest names in the game.

Tongue in cheek, of course. Such is the Twittersphere!

One fan even claimed that he will be picking up the biggest individual trophies in the business.

We’ll believe that when we see it.

Others, meanwhile, expect Klopp to work his magic and turn him into a decent player.

There are a number of players in the Liverpool first-team squad that have benefitted from the 52-year-old’s guidance, so there is no reason why Hardy can’t improve.

And there are some who already think that he could be of use to the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

With Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino to compete with, that seems incredibly unlikely.

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Reds supporters will be hoping they hear a lot more about him at least.

In other news, Neil Warnock has huge praise for this Liverpool man.

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