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MetiNews.Com - Liverpool youngsters Kaide Gordon, Max Woltman and James Balagizi earn praise after latest U18 triumph
Breaking News ! Tuesday may not have ended well for Liverpool but earlier in the day came what could prove a landmark moment in the fledgling career of one Reds youngster. In scoring twice in the under-18s 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Kaide Gordon netted his first competitive goals since arriving from Derby County in February. With Liverpool committing to a fee that could eventually reach £3million, there is little doubt of their faith in the continued development of the winger, who only turned 16 in October. Gordon was lively throughout the game, scoring with a near-post drive before capping the U18 Premier League North victory by slotting home from the spot having been fouled following a trademark mazy dribble. Must-read Liverpool FC news Naby Keita's future at Liverpool Roberto Firmino headache Referee hits back at Klopp Zidane responds to Klopp "Kaide is a good player, there's no two ways about that," says U18s boss Marc Bridge-Wilkinson. "He is a lot younger than everyone else. He's only 16 and he's still at school. "He has adapted to a new environment well and is starting to show what he can do. "It was only a matter of time before he was among the goals so I'm really pleased for him." Max Woltman, a 17-year-old forward who signed his first professional contract at Liverpool in January, netted the other two goals - taking him to four in his last five league games - with England U18 international midfielder James Balagizi contributing two assists for the second league game in a row. "Max was really good and very positive," adds Bridge-Wilkinson.
. "We changed the system later in the second half slightly to push Bala up a bit more and he helped change the game with the two goals he created. "I'd like to see him get into those areas without us having to change it."
Kaide Gordon (right) celebrates with Max Woltman and James Balagizi after scoring Liverpool's second goal
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Liverpool were made to work hard by Wolves in the second half for the win, which moves them within three points of leaders Manchester United. And Bridge-Wilkinson was pleased with the energy levels shown with many having featured in the FA Youth Cup win at United three days earlier. "It was always going to be a tough game on the back of the way the game ended up being on Saturday," he says. "The lads dealt with it well in the first half and could have had more reward for some good play. "We thought Wolves would change at half-time because we played well in the first half, and it took us a while to adapt. They caused us problems and got the equaliser that they deserved, but we showed resilience in the second half and stuck at it until the end.." Meanwhile, Liverpool's FA Youth Cup fifth round tie at Leicester City will take place on Friday, April 17 (kick-off 7pm).
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