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Tyler Morton's response to fan criticism: It was a good learning curve

The 19-year-old said he is proud of his teammates despite the loss. 

By Charles Cornwall

The 19-year-old said he is proud of his teammates despite the loss. 
The 19-year-old said he is proud of his teammates despite the loss. 
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Liverpool were back in action against the Ligue 1 outfit a little over 24 hours on from the FA Community Shield victory over Manchester City. James Milner captained the side with youngsters Morton, Harvey Davies, Luke Chambers, Stefan Bajcetic, Isaac Mabaya and Melkamu Frauendorf all starting. Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho were also given an opportunity for minutes alongside Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate, while Bobby Clark, Sepp van den Berg, Nathaniel Phillips and Mateusz Musialowski were introduced from the bench.

“It’s a massive learning curve for us youngsters,” Morton told. “I’m really proud of everyone because they’re not just my teammates, they’re my friends. It’s nice to see them out on Anfield and share the pitch with them. Definitely. That’s what we need to learn, especially the lads making their debuts and the lads that are coming through because it’s completely different to youth team footie. It’s ruthless at the end of the day, no matter how much possession you’ve got it doesn’t mean you’re going to win the game. They had a clear set-up and you can tell they’re clear professionals, so we have to appreciate that sometimes."

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"[I've] just got to push on and impress. Hopefully I’m doing that. I’m happy where I am at the moment. I’ve just got to keep working hard and keep trying to get better and improve.

I’ve been around for a while; I know the lads. It was hard when I first came. You don’t really know anyone; you’ve got to stay around the youngsters. Hopefully I’m maturing and getting more like a professional myself. I try and help out the lads that are younger than me. Even the likes of Bobby and Mel. Coming in to play today was obviously tough and it was tough when I first came up, so I’m going to have to help them as much as I can."

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"That’s what everyone is getting ready for. Today’s match, getting 90 minutes in your legs and then hopefully impressing to be in the manager's thoughts for some of the other lads and myself. I thought it was a good game, I was really happy with how it went… less the scoreline, but I thought the lads did really well."


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