Liverpool to give debut to 16-year-old Kaide Gordon in Carabao Cup match

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Jurgen Klopp looks set to ring the changes for Liverpool ahead of their Round of 16 Carabao Cup tie with Norwich City, readying 16-year-old Kaide Gordon for a first start.

The Reds comfortably dispatched Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon putting three past the Eagles at Anfield to go top of the Premier League table, albeit for only 24 hours.

They say to never change a winning side; but with trips newly-promoted Brentford and Porto in the Champions League in the coming week, Klopp knows rotation is necessary.

Signed from Derby County for £1m in February, Gordon has impressed the Liverpool hierarchy in training and is set to be handed his debut by Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday evening.

The Daily Mail report Gordon will become one of the youngest players in Liverpool's history when he makes his debut in Tuesday's Carabao Cup tie at Norwich.

They state the youngster, who is 16 years and 351 days old, is earmarked to get some minutes at Carrow Road, as Liverpool aim to progress in the competition that was once regarded as Anfield's property after they won it eight times.

Derby will be paid £100,000 in compensation if Gordon starts due to a clause in his contract.

Gordon's first appearance will no doubt shock some, but Klopp has limited resources at his disposal with a threadbare forward-line having become even thinner.

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The Reds boss is in need of attacking reinforcements having seen Xherdan Shaqiri and Gini Wijnaldum head to new clubs in the summer, whilst Harvey Elliott still remains side-lined after suffering a dislocated ankle against Leeds.

Liverpool's only addition in the summer was the arrival of centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig meaning the Reds' attacking department is certainly weaker than last season.

The answer to the German's problems may be waiting in the youth ranks with Gordon heavily tipped for a bright future at Anfield.

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