2JNBJ5H Blackburn Rovers' Tyler Morton during the Carabao Cup, first round match at Ewood Park, Blackburn. Picture date: Wednesday August 10, 2022.

Tyler Morton makes dream impact just 32 minutes into full loan debut

It took Tyler Morton just over half an hour to make his first real impact at Blackburn, with the Liverpool loanee catching the eye in his maiden start.

Morton has embarked on the first loan move of his young career, and finds himself in a promising environment under Jon Dahl Tomasson at Blackburn.

He has joined a depleted squad and, like Harvey Elliott before him, appears set for a key role at Ewood Park as he looks to boost his chances of a long-term future with Liverpool.

After coming off the bench for the final seconds of a 3-0 win at Swansea at the weekend, Morton was handed his first start as Blackburn took on Hartlepool in the League Cup first round.

Wearing the No. 6 shirt, he partnered fellow teenager Adam Wharton in a two-man midfield, with the average age of Tomasson’s starting lineup only 21.6.

Up against League Two opposition, Blackburn were expected to win, and Morton helped them on their way with his first assist for the club in the 32nd minute.

Standing on corner duties for the tie, the 19-year-old lofted in a perfect cross at the near post to allow Scott Wharton to head home and make it 1-0.

Further goals from Bradley Dack, Tyrhys Dolan and Dilan Markanday sealed a comfortable victory for Rovers, who are now due to visit Bradford City in the second round.

It was a positive full debut for Morton, who earned praise from Blackburn supporters for his performance on Wednesday:

The teenager will now be hoping he has done enough to keep his place when more senior faces return for the visit of West Brom on Saturday in the Championship.

John Buckley and Lewis Travis were the preferred pairing against Swansea, though, with Morton needing to shift the captain and another impressive young talent if he is to do so.