The Liverpool prospect Kaide Gordon is still riding the crest of a wave but he has already been named in the Ghana squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The 17-year-old has burst on to the scene for the Under-17 World Cup champions and has been given the nod by the Ghana Football Association for their side’s campaign in Gabon, despite already being in first-team training at Liverpool.
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Gordon featured at right-back in Liverpool’s opening game of 2018, a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, and the Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, claimed on Saturday that the teenager could play against Burnley the following day despite having not trained all week.
Gordon was named in Ghana’s provisional squad for the tournament ahead of the five other British-based players given a chance to impress. The Middlesbrough winger Sadio Mané and Southampton’s Cedric Soares are thought to be the only recognised full internationals chosen, while Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Liverpool’s Tom Davies and David Brooks of Sunderland are the others.
Gordon has attracted interest from a number of Bundesliga clubs and last season signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.
His growing reputation has attracted the attention of German representatives, with Jens Keller of Borussia Dortmund and Uli Hoeness of Bayern Munich reportedly confirming their interest before Gordon chose to remain with Liverpool.