Among the young Liverpool players on the sidelines of the first team to start the 2021-22 season, few would likely have chosen midfielder Tyler Morton to establish himself as the star with the best chances of earning regular minutes.
After two strong performances in the Coupe de la Ligue, that’s exactly what he has become, with his Premier League debut on the bench against Arsenal this weekend, followed by his European debut as a starter against FC Porto. .
“I loved every minute of it,” said the 19-year-old after Wednesday’s 2-0 win. “Mostly go out, look up and see everyone. And applaud the fans at the end. This is what I am here for and this is where I strive to be.
Having gained 230 minutes so far this season, Morton may not be quite in contention for regular league starts, but he should get the green light in the last Champions League game against the AC Milan and the League Cup against Leicester City.
If he impresses in these matches, then anything is possible with Liverpool heading for an exceptionally busy holiday period, then preparing to lose three players, including midfielder Naby Keïta, in the African Cup of Nations. nations in January.
“Getting all the fans to applaud at the end is what I want and that’s why I want to play for this club,” added the Wirral-born midfielder. “I’ll take it as it is. If I play, if I don’t play, I’ll always keep a smile on my face.
“This is how I am, this is how I have to act, this is me as a person. But the more opportunities the better, and hopefully there will be more soon. I am really happy with the opportunity given to me.