TRANMERE assistant manager and former player, Neil Danns, is a proud father after his son Jayden made his first team debut for Liverpool FC. 

Striker Jayden, 18, is the son of the former Crystal Palace, Bolton and Bury midfielder who also played for Rovers during the 2019-20 season. 

Neil left his position as player manager at Macclesfield at the end of last season to become assistant manager at Tranmere Rovers.

Following Jayden’s brief debut appearance for Liverpool in their home win against Luton, visiting boss Rob Edwards, in conversation with Jurgen Klopp, was seen mouthing: “I played against his dad!”

Speaking today, Tranmere manager, Nigel Adkins, said: "We all gave Neil a round of applause in the staff room this morning because as a parent there's no better thing to see than your son make his Premier League debut.

"It was a special moment for Neil and his whole family and we're all really pleased for him - it was nice to see a smile on his face.

"You always want to see your family do well and when that happens it's great.

"Jayden's got to keep himself level now because he's got a long way to go in his career and so has Neil - he's going to be a good manager one day when he's given the opportunity. He's learning the ropes and just like his son he's got to learn and make sure he doesn't get too ahead of himself. 

"Neil being the experienced guy he is will make sure he's supportive of him and let him get on with things."