Gordon has been a mainstay for the U23s so far this campaign, but has also trained with the first team on a number of occasions having impressed throughout pre-season.
Elijah Dixon-Bonner provided makeshift attacking cover on the bench, with the decision made not to risk Gordon ahead of a possible role at Carrow Road.
This would be a major step forward for a player signed from Derby in February, and at only 16, Gordon seems set for a swift rise at Liverpool.
Expectations should remain low for the £3 million signing, given his age and inexperience, but there is a clear excitement around Kirkby over his development.
Gordon could be one of those to inadvertently benefit from Harvey Elliott‘s long-term ankle injury, with the conveyor belt of talent in Liverpool’s academy continuing to bring through youngsters worthy of a first-team chance.