Wirral footballer Tyler Morton was handed his first Premier League start for Liverpool FC this afternoon and immediately found himself in a barnstorming contest with Tottenham Hotspur.

The Wallasey-born midfielder was selected in the middle of the park by Jurgen Klopp, alongside James Milner and Naby Keita, after skipper Jordan Henderson was ruled out with an illness and Thiago withdrew from the squad with a suspected Covid-19 case.

And the 19-year-old soon discovered the reality of the sharp end of top flight football, playing an hour of what was a thrilling 2-2 draw, contested at breakneck speed.

Hosts Tottenham took the lead through England captain Harry Kane after 13 minutes, but the Reds drew level 10 minutes before the break when Diogo Jota headed home Andy Robertson's cross.

Full-back Robertson then gave Liverpool a second half lead before a mistake by goalkeeper Alisson, who had made several superb saves during the match, allowed Son Heung-Min to roll in an equaliser for Spurs.

Morton was withdrawn for Roberto Firmino after 60 minutes, before Scotland captain Robertson was sent off for swiping the legs of Emerson Royal, reducing Liverpool to ten men.

Chances followed at both ends but eventually the sides had to settle for a point.

Liverpool are back in action on Wednesday evening at home to Leicester City in the Carabao Cup and Morton will be hoping for another opportunity to shine as he continues to break into the first team.