Tyler Morton still finds it surreal balling out alongside some of the best in the business. But he's never lost his composure on his route up to the top for The Reds.
Tyler Morton has been busy turning his dreams into reality for his boyhood club.
From The Wirral to the biggest of world stages, the 19-year-old has been patiently waiting for his time to take off. A “freakishly good” product of the renowned Junior side Greeleas FC, Morton went on to link up with Liverpool’s Academy at the age of seven. He's continued to level up ever since.
The last two years at Liverpool have seen him rise up from the U18s and U23s to earn himself some game time playing alongside some of the best midfielders in the world for the senior side. But he’s taken everything within his stride, with his warm demeanour and humble ambitions are much more grounded than the sky high talent he possesses.
You can definitely tell he’s living his dreams, though. Morton’s positivity as we speak today is as unshakeable as his impressive performances for Liverpool so far this season. Having been given game time in Liverpool’s Premier League, FA Cup and victorious Carabao Cup runs, Tyler’s most notable performance was treating a must-win game at the San Siro like our walk around Stanley Park. Taking everything in his stride with ease.
Liverpool’s local park is the setting for today’s shoot as we reflect on his rise in and around Anfield. A stadium he frequented as a season ticket holder as a kid, where he watched his idol don No.8 to wearing the No.80 for the senior side himself. But while he admits he's got a long way to go to cement his position in Liverpool’s midfield, today’s shoot coincides with Nike securing Morton’s services with a brand-new sponsorship deal – fully illustrating that his hard work playing and performing up the ranks is paying off.
We caught up with Tyler Morton on the day he signed a new contract with Nike in Liverpool to talk through his rise to the top, his experiences of his breakthrough season and discovering what his ultimate ambitions are while playing for the club he loves.
Photography by Todd Duncan