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An in-house Mohamed Salah replacement? Liverpool outline talent of academy prospect

Mohamed Salah’s star continues to shine

Mohamed Salah has continued to etch his name into the Premier League history books since his move from Roma to Liverpool.

Bringing up his century of Liverpool goals in just 162 games, he has become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s success in the past four years.

Only four players have reached 100 Premier League goals in fewer games than Mohamed Salah.

But Mo is the only winger on this list. 👑 pic.twitter.com/LWagfGJ6S5

— William Hill (@WilliamHill) September 12, 2021

However, now 29 years old, he will have to step aside at some point in the next five years, and Liverpool will be in desperate need to replace the prolific winger to ensure continued success.

But could they already have the answer?

Liverpool assistant boss Pep Lijnders reveals impressive youth prospect

Step forward, Kaide Gordon.

Still only 16 years old, Gordon still has plenty of time to grow into the shoes of the Egyptian, but Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders spoke today about just how impressed he was with the talent, saying:

“They start with the under-23s training and I went to the u-23s training ground to watch and I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touched the ball.

“He passes players like they are not standing there so I call Jurgen like, “Wow, we have a new player here.”

Lijnders: “I went to watch U23s training and I see one player and he has fire in each moment he touched the ball! He passes players like they are not standing there, so I call Jürgen immediately like, ‘Wow, we have a new player here!’”

— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 20, 2021

He continued by revealing his key skills:

“He has a goal in him and he has this natural ability to be in the box between the goalposts to score, even when the cross comes from the other side, and not many talents have that.

“They have maybe dribbling skills but they don’t have this desire to shoot and come in the box to score.”

📺 Pep Lijnders on Kaide Gordon:

“He is a typical Liverpool Football Club winger in my opinion. He has a natural ability to be in the box and score – not many talents have that.” 🔴 pic.twitter.com/e0nIireNmN

— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 20, 2021

Could the youngster prove to be an in-house replacement for the Liverpool legend when it comes time to hang up his boots?

Read more:Jurgen Klopp’s assistant backs Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold to be future captainHow Salah compares to Kane, Henry and more after joining PL 100-club vs Leeds

Read more: 101greatgoals.com

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