Paul Glatzel bagged a goal and an assist in a guest appearance as Liverpool Under 23s beat Arsenal 3-0 in Premier League 2.
Glatzel assisted Mateusz Musialowski on the Polish Youth International’s 18th birthday, before netting an impressive solo effort.
Left-back James Norris added a third for Liverpool to seal the win.
Glatzel has endured a difficult loan spell at Tranmere Rovers, often deployed out of position out wide and in midfield.
The forward, of German descent, is yet to provide a goal or assist on the Wirral in eight appearances across all competitions.
Under 23 coach Barry Lewtas heaped praise on the attacker.
“You know what you are going to get from Paul.
“He’s a real pest to the opposition and you wouldn’t want to play against him because he’s always there, he presses and he runs in behind. You can see he has been out on loan because I saw a real maturity in his game – with his hold-up play, he’s used to contact.
“I thought it was a really good, mature performance. That goal will do him the world of good and I’m really pleased for Paul,” he told Liverpoolfc.com
Lewtas suggests Glatzel has improved areas of his game while out on loan, despite having a rough start at Prenton Park.
The academy graduate’s ability is well-known at the Kirkby academy set-up.
In his impressive 2018/19 season he found the net 21 times.
In summer 2019, the youngster suffered a setback to his development in a pre season game ironically against the side he’s currently on loan at.
Glatzel suffered a horrific anterior-cruciate ligament injury which kept him out for a year.
But the young star continues to fight to reach the levels he was previously at; Jurgen Klopp was seriously considering the academy prospect in his plans back in 2019.