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Manager Praises 21-year-old Liverpool loanee after 4-1 win last night

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Hull City manager Liam Rosenior has praised the form of Liverpool loanee Tyler Morton this season. Morton has been terrific for Hull since arriving on deadline day,

Adding a second goal in two games in a 4-1 win over Rotherham last night.

And in post-game quotes via wearehullcity.co.uk, Rosenior claimed that the Liverpool youngster ‘can do everything’ in the midfield.

“Some of his play, honestly. He can do everything as a midfield player,” raved the manager. “When we were recruiting in the summer, he fits completely into the way we want to play.

“The beauty with Tyler is he can play deep and he can be just as effective there, but what we’ve seen in training is he can create and score goals.

“It was about fitting the functionality of the team around him. He was outstanding.”

Liverpool loanee Tyler Morton is on fire

This is incredibly encouraging to hear so early into Morton’s spell at Hull. It seems that the 21-year-old has taken things up a notch following last year’s decent season with Blackburn Rovers.

At Blackburn, Morton started similarly well but faded off towards the end of the year. Now, the challenge will be to maintain the form that has seen his manager speak so glowingly of him.

For now though, Jurgen Klopp must be absolutely delighted. The manager has always backed Morton and his current form will only underline his belief that the academy product has a future at Liverpool.

It is interesting to hear Rosenior talk about Morton’s specific skillset, too.

For the Reds, the England U21 international has always played as the deepest-lying midfield player. It’s this natural ability to sit which means he could be the long-term answer to Liverpool’s defensive midfield problem.

But it’s also now become apparent that Morton can be effective playing further up the field as well.

Two goals in two games for Hull and another for England over the past 10 days or so have underlined the attacking side of his game.

Now 21, this summer is set to be ‘make or break’ time for Morton at Liverpool. If he can keep earning these kinds of reviews, then he’ll surely be given a chance next season.

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