Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes has applauded on-loan Liverpool youngster Luke Chambers and termed his debut as excellent.
While playing in his first-ever senior game, Chambers impressed everyone and claimed an assist for their late winner against Dundee United.
Speaking to Kilmarnock FC on Twitter, McInnes was quite impressed by the Liverpool man.
“36 years ago I made my first senior debut and I certainly didn’t play as good as him!” said the coach. “He was outstanding. He looks about 13 but he plays like a 30-year-old! He’s so mature, he’s so calm with his defending, his decision making on the ball was very good, his choice of passes, his choice of crosses, none more so than for Danny’s goal and he’s fitted in brilliantly.”
“For an 18-year-old kid we’ve been really impressed by him. Not just his ability but the type person he is, he’s fitted right in.”
“We’re delighted and pleased that Liverpool and Luke decided to choose us over others. It was a very impressive start from him and hopefully there’s far more to come, he’s made a big impression. We said to him before the game, ‘just play the way you’ve trained the last two days.’ Since he’s joined us, he’s impressed us.”
Chambers gets a huge kickstart
Huge start for Chambers! McInnes was also hugely impressed with fellow academy youngster Conor Bradley, this season.
So can Chambers and Bradley be potential fullbacks for Liverpool in the future?
That looks long away as they need to gather proper experience and skill sets for matching Liverpool’s stature. The duo will like to replicate what Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson have done in recent years.
Luke Chambers impressed everyone during Liverpool’s pre-season tour last summer.
But getting past Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas isn’t exactly the easiest of tasks. The Reds are well covered in that area at present.
But it’s good to see Chambers impressing everyone during his debut. These 6 months in Kilmarnock will be important for his future.
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