By Dominic Toner
Cameron Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes for Tottenham on Tuesday night – and the club’s supporters were impressed with his overall performance.
Spurs slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in the EFL Cup fourth-round, with England striker Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace.
The striker opened the scoring in the first-half by reacting quickest in the penalty box and tapping in a deflected shot for the home side.
He then doubled his and Liverpool’s goal tally after the break and Vincent Janssen’s penalty turned out to be a consolation.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino made 10 changes to his side as he gave the club’s youngsters and fringe players the chance to impress, with Eric Dier the only man to retain his place following the goalless draw against Bournemouth.
Jurgen Klopp also made drastic changes to his side and named a completely changed XI from the team that beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier League.
Carter-Vickers, 18, partnered Austrian Kevin Wimmer at the heart of the Spurs defence and look composed during the game despite the defeat.
Spurs supporters believe that the youngster gave an impressive performance against Liverpool and one fan joked that he is already better than Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Winks looks the real deal, carter vickers will be a top centre half… that's what tonight is about
— Jimmytheyid (@jimmytheyid84) October 25, 2016
— 𓁿 (@joaozinho_) October 25, 2016
— Theo Delaney (@theodelaney) October 25, 2016
Carter Vickers > Wimmer 100%
— Daniel (@Dan_H26) October 25, 2016
Carter-vickers looking in beast mode #COYS
— Paul Springthorpe (@Springy1973) October 25, 2016
Carter-Vickers was making only his second appearance in the Spurs team after starting in the previous round against Gillingham.
The commanding centre-back is regarded as one of the greatest young talents at White Hart Lane and is expected to have a big future with the club.
He has also been included in Spurs’ Premier League matchday squad on five occasions this season, but is still awaiting his first appearance in the top-flight.
In other Tottenham team news, Vincent Janssen and Marcus Edwards would be axed in a best Under-23 XI combined with Liverpool players.