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Conor Masterson

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by Dub13, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. smarten

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    Was talking with his mam yesterday and she said he is thrilled. She`s in a ball with worry. Can't wait to see him on the bench and take it all in. Huge experience for him. Looking at him training yesterday and he has definitely filled out. Not a chance of him getting game time but training with the team and on the bench for a European night is massive for him.
     
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    Conor Masterson received the news on the eve of Liverpool's first Champions League quarter-final for nine years: a place in the squad was his.

    When injury denied Jürgen Klopp the services of Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip ahead of the first leg against Manchester City on Wednesday night, the Reds boss sought defensive back-up in the form of the U23s centre-half.

    Masterson had previously made the bench for the senior team when Klopp selected a youthful travelling group for the FA Cup tie at Exeter City in January 2016.

    But this was another level for the Republic of Ireland youth international, who handled the opportunity with maturity beyond his 19 years.

    “It was an unbelievable experience from start to finish,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

    “It was great for me – and obviously the team to get the win. Jürgen came to me [on Tuesday] and told me I’d be involved. I just got myself ready.

    “You have to adapt whatever comes your way. You have to learn from it and experience it. That’s what I did.”



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    LFCTV GO: Masterson reflects on 'unbelievable' night

    As he focused his mind on the all-Premier League showdown at Anfield, which the Reds went on to win 3-0 in thrilling fashion, Masterson did afford himself a special call home.

    “I told [my family] on Tuesday night so they flew over and they were watching. I said I’d give them a wave. It was nice,” explained the young man who wore No.63.

    Next up for Liverpool is the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park this weekend, before the Champions League last-eight tie comes to a conclusion in Manchester on Tuesday night.

    That could mean Masterson does not have to wait long for another opportunity.

    “Obviously I want to [be involved against Everton on Saturday] but whatever Jürgen says you have to deal with. Hopefully I can be involved, fingers crossed,” he added.
     
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    That was nice of coleman. Seems a decent sort

    Very luck not to be booked early on the bluenose pox :)
     
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    I hope he gets some game time before the end of the season.
     
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    I wonder what the new season has in store for this lad ?

    ... is he likely to go out on loan ?
     
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    Thats great news., lets hope he gets some playing time next season.
     
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    Great hopes for Conor ahead; best of luck to him!

    It's been too long since we've seen an Irish lad in a red shirt!
     
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    I am surprised that there has been no mention of Conor in this pre-season. There was one other player on the pitch in Kiev on crutches as well as Ox. Is it Conor in this video at 13 seconds?

     
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    Yes, that's him.
     
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    In the squad for Sunday
     
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    Saw that, excellent news for him.
     
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    Would think there will be an appearance for him at some point the next few weeks, Newcastle maybe.
     
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    Funny old game at times, we may only be looking at a guy who's filling a hole for an injury pinch but if he gets a chance and takes it his whole life might be about to spin on it's head.

    Did Klopp announce his squad esrkier than usual this week to give Conor a heads up tbst he was in the first team?
     
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    Saw him play in the Kennedy Cup when the DDSL beat our lads in the 1/4 final - he stood out that day so always kept an eye on his progress after Liverpool signed him that summer. Pity he never made the step up to the first team but hopefully he does a 'Conor Coady' on it and we see him in the top flight some day.
     
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    I hope he can pick up a club soon, some many of these lads just disappear in the next move is wrong.
     

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