Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter after beating Crystal Palace 3-0 to heap praise on one player, but not one who wore red this afternoon.
Well, the Liverpool supporters were left very impressed with Tyrick Mitchell’s display at Anfield earlier today.
The 22-year-old made seven tackles against Jürgen Klopp’s men, more than any other player on the pitch managed.
Mitchell also registered four interceptions and six clearances – no player on the pitch made more clearances than Crystal Palace’s No.3 either.
Interestingly, it wasn’t just a defensive masterclass from the £28,000-a-week man up against Mohamed Salah.
Mitchell was also brave, and made himself available for his teammates time and time again – no Crystal Palace player had more touches than his 81.
Having also impressed against Salah on the final day of last season, the south Londoners seem to have a real gem on their hands.
After producing the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Wilfried Zaha, Nathaniel Clyne and Victor Moses, it’s safe to say Crystal Palace have a decent academy.
Following the creation of a new £20m state-of-the-art academy, supporters should expect plenty more where that came from.
Prospects such as Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, David Omilabu, Tayo Adaramola and others are currently shining, perhaps motivated by Mitchell’s breakthrough.
Under Patrick Vieira, these players will get chances, and Mitchell is proof of that.
Rak-Sakyi – who is only 18 – was even given his Premier League debut against Chelsea a few weeks ago.
Keep an eye out for more wonderkids emerging from Crystal Palace.
For now, let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter said about Mitchell’s display at Anfield…