Who is Tyler Morton? The Liverpool debutant hailed by Jurgen Klopp after Norwich win in Carabao Cup profiled

The Wirral-born midfielder was one of three youngsters to make his senior bow at Carrow Road.

Tyler Morton was one of three Liverpool debutants to play in the 3-0 victory over Norwich in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Along with Kaide Gordon, 16, and Conor Bradley, 18, Morton helped the Reds ease into the fourth round of the competition.

Here's all you need to know about the youngster.

Who is Tyler Morton?

Morton is an 18-year-old young professional at Anfield.

What's his background?


Morton is a local lad who was raised in Wallasey, Wirral. He joined the Reds at the age of seven.

He's risen through the age groups at the academy in Kirkby before committing his long-term future in January. He put pen to paper on a five-year deal.

Where does he play?

Morton is mainly a deep-lying centre-midfielder who offers control on the ball. He can also operate further forward and has good goalscoring prowess.

How has he fared at Liverpool so far?

Despite being of second-year scholarship age, Morton was a regular for Barry Lewtas' under-23s last season.


In total, he registered five goals and three assists in 14 games.

He also helped the under-18s reach the FA Youth Cup final before being beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa.

Tyler Morton celebrates scoring for Liverpool under-18s in the FA Youth Cup. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

During pre-season ahead of the upcoming campaign, Morton trained with Jurgen Klopp' s side and featured in a friendly against Wacker Innsbruck in Austria.

This term, Morton has played five times for the under-23s, as well as representing the under-19s in a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the Uefa Youth League last week.

How did he perform against Norwich?


After being called into action at half-time to replace Naby Keita, who had suffered a knock, Morton adapted seamlessly to his surroundings.

The teenager was the deepest of the three-man midfield and it allowed Curtis Jones to roam further forward.

It was the way that Morton kept the ball that impressed the most. He completed 31 out of 35 passes - a success rate of 89% - which was unrivalled during his time on the pitch.

Morton’s display in numbers

Completed passed: 31/25 (89%)

Touches: 39


Long balls completed: 2/3

Dribbles: 1

Tackles: 1

What did Jurgen Klopp make his performance?

The Liverpool manager couldn't have been happier with Morton's impact.

He told Sky Sports: "Tyler, he gave us the opportunity to connect again. He just played simple, passed the ball in the right space and defended the right spaces."


When could he get his next chance?

Morton will have to be patient for another opportunity in Klopp's side.

His next chance will probably be in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, with fixtures taking place the week commencing Monday 25 October.

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