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BBC pundit lauds Liverpool youngster's display v Tottenham after Souness criticism

By Will Butcher

Former Premier League defender Danny Gabbidon has described Liverpool starlet Kevin Stewart as a “good young player”.

The ex-Wales international was impressed by the 23-year-old star, who starred in the holding midfield role during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

However, Gabbidon claimed on his personal Twitter account that Sky pundit and former Liverpool icon Graeme Souness was incorrect in saying that Stewart had only given the ball away once during the first half.

Stewart, who lined up against his former side Tottenham after moving to Liverpool in 2014, saw out the full 90 minutes for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Daniel Sturridge had given Liverpool a 2-0 lead with a well-taken brace, but Lucas gave away a penalty which was duly converted in by Vincent Janssen in the second half.

It set up a nervy finish at Anfield, but Stewart and co. saw out the match to win 2-1 and progress into the quarter finals of the cup.

Klopp’s side join the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle, Leeds and Hull City in the quarter finals of the EFL Cup, as Klopp eyes his first piece of silverware as manager.

In other Liverpool news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Ovie Ejaria’s first start for Liverpool.