sport news Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not put a foot wrong on his Champions League bow ...

sport news Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not put a foot wrong on his Champions League bow ...
sport news Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not put a foot wrong on his Champions League bow ...
Effortlessly efficient on the ball and mature beyond his years positionally, Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not put a foot wrong on his Champions League bow - and the 19-year-old could now look forward to a starting San Siro spot

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A beaming smile, a manager's loving embrace and a sense of disbelief at full-time told all you needed to know about Tyler Morton's Champions League debut. 

Liverpool's home-grown talent, who has been in the club's ranks since the age of seven, had just been entrusted by Jurgen Klopp with 90 minutes in midfield at home to Porto, a mere four days after his first Premier League appearance.  

The Reds boss strode up to the 19-year-old and tucked his head under his armpit, in a manner seen just about every week at Anfield. To Morton, quite rightly, it will have felt firmly like a job well done - the teenager can go to bed tonight merry after a controlled, mature display on the biggest night of his life. 

Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not look out of place as he made his Champions League debut

Liverpool's Tyler Morton did not look out of place as he made his Champions League debut 

The 19-year-old played 90 minutes as Jurgen Klopp's side beat Porto on Wednesday night

The 19-year-old played 90 minutes as Jurgen Klopp's side beat Porto on Wednesday night 

Morton, who was a stalwart in the Under-18s side which reached the FA Youth Cup final last season, was undoubtedly the name which stood out in a Liverpool starting XI still littered with star names on Wednesday night. 

No space for sentiment here, despite top-spot in Group B being sealed. Stand-in skipper Alisson, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were all amongst the starters. 

Try telling it was an unimportant, meaningless game to Morton, who

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