By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans were mightily impressed on Twitter after youngster Kevin Stewart shone during the Reds’ 2-1 win over Tottenham.
Daniel Sturridge grabbed the headlines with a well-taken brace against Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but Stewart looked clam and assured at the base of Liverpool’s midfield.
Stewart’s dominating performance against the likes of Harry Winks and Tom Carroll helped secure Liverpool’s passage into the quarter finals of the EFL Cup, as he combined with Reds’ defence to nullify the Spurs attack.
The London-born midfielder signed for Liverpool in 2014 from Spurs, after failing to make a breakthrough into the Spurs first-team setup.
Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter to Stewart’s performance, with many commenting on his maturity despite being just 23 years old.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Love seeing #LFC strikers score goals like that. Kevin Stewart like a man possessed tonight. Young guns dont look out of place ? C'mon Reds!
— Mat Doutch (@MatDoutch) October 25, 2016
Mad how Stewart hasn't represented England. Assured, composed, intelligent & confident. Plays the holding role very efficiently. #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) October 25, 2016
Kevin Stewart has been outstanding. ?? #LFC
— Daniel Moore (@bubbakidd) October 25, 2016
Lucas, Origi, Alexander Arnold and Stewart have looked fantastic today! Good to see from players who aren't starters! #LFC
— Richard Dickinson (@RochardDockinso) October 25, 2016
Kevin Stewart's been decent. How Spurs released him but kept a couple of these crabs CM I'll never know. #LFC
— Dom (@JurgenEffect) October 25, 2016
Impressed by Kevin Stewart again.Seems so calm in possession, good vision, good at winning the ball back.Good DM. Spurs must be gutted. #LFC
— Ian Jelley (@jell_1982) October 25, 2016
Stewart and Grujic impressing me. #LFC
— Biff Finn (@Biff11) October 25, 2016
Impressive from Stewart & Lucas in the 1st half, Need another goal to have that cushion. ⚽ #LFC
— Mathew Roberts (@MathewJohn92) October 25, 2016
Tottenham looked to have secured a lifeline when under-fire striker Vincent Janssen converted from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining, but the score remained 2-1.
Stewart’s inclusion in the side was his sixth appearance of the season and 17th appearance for the Merseyside giants since his Liverpool debut back in January 2016 against Exeter.
Liverpool’s number 35 has also had loan spells with Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town, Crewe Alexandra and Burton Albion.
In other Liverpool news, John Aldridge has declared that this new signing has become the reds’ organiser.