Tyler Morton made a fantastic start to his England under 21 career. Can he continue his form on loan at Hull and get more Liverpool minutes? Jack Read takes a closer look.
Tyler Morton made a dream full debut for the England Under 21s as he scored the opening goal and got an assist for fellow Liverpool player Harvey Elliot in their 3-0 win against Northern Ireland on Tuesday night.
The 21 year-old grabbed his opportunity to start for his country’s Under 21s with both hands. His goal was a thing of beauty as he struck the ball on the half volley from just outside the area and left goalkeeper Josh Clarke with no chance just past the half hour mark.
Lovely goal from Tyler Morton for England U21’s 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MsHHFpx0Hk
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) November 21, 2023
Then, in the 80th minute, Morton played a perfect through ball for Elliot to chip past an onrushing Clarke for the third and final goal of the night.
You can see the full match report here.
The Wallasey lad had some special company growing up. He attended Rainhill High School, along with the likes of Trent Alexander Arnold, Curtis Jones, Dixon Bonner, Rhys Williams, Leighton Clarkson, and Neco Williams.
Neco Williams, Bonner and Clarkson have all since departed from Merseyside permanently while, like Morton, Rhys Williams is currently out on loan attempting to improve their abilities away from home. Alexander-Arnold continues to rack up first team appearances in a Liverpool shirt while Jones is currently on the side-lines due to injury.
During his time at the Liverpool Academy, Morton managed to win the Lancashire Senior Cup during the 2021-22 campaign. He also made his senior debut as a late substitute in a Carabao Cup tie against Norwich City in September 2021.
So far the midfielder has made just nine senior appearances for the Reds with two of those coming in the Champions League, two in the Premier League, two in the FA Cup and two, in addition to his debut, in the Carabao Cup.
The holding midfielder committed his future to Liverpool when he signed a new long term contract back in January.
He had returned from his loan at Blackburn for the signing and said he was “absolutely buzzing” and “can’t wait for the future.”
The young Englishman is now playing his football for Hull City in the Championship this season where he has accumulated 10 appearances and two assists.
England Under 21s manager, Lee Carsley, told Merseysportlive: “He’s a massive player for Hull but I’m pleased to see him make his debut and get the goal.
“He’s up against some good players, it’s a big challenge to get in the squad and stay in the team.”
With Morton’s talent shining through on Tuesday, added to his potential improvement during the remainder of his loan spell at the Tigers, who knows? Liverpool fans may yet get to see him more regularly at Anfield upon his return.