It has been a special season so far for Jarell Quansah.
The centre-back made his Liverpool debut as a late substitute against Newcastle in August and has since remained part of the first team squad. The 20-year-old was shortly rewarded with his first start for the Reds and impressed at Molineux during the team’s 3-1 win in the West Midlands.
Quansah received another opportunity to prove himself to Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday night as the Reds hosted Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. The defender looked comfortable against the Foxes and produced an important tackle on goalscorer Kasey McAteer, not long after Dominik Szoboszlai’s wonderful strike had given Liverpool the lead.
A memorable evening for the academy graduate was capped off by his assist for Diogo Jota as the Portuguese forward’s flicked finish completed the 3-1 scoreline. After the game, Quansah wrote on Instagram, ‘Special night under the lights. Nice little assist to go with a great win’ and received plenty of praise for his performance.
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His Liverpool teammates were eager to show their appreciation for the defender, with fellow youngster Ben Doak highlighting Quansah’s assist. The winger jokingly replied, ‘Showing me how it’s done’.
Fellow centre-back Virgil van Dijk responded with a bicep emoji, while young midfielder Stefan Bajcetic labelled him ‘The big man’ along with a heart emoji. Harvey Elliott joined Quansah in the starting XI and commented ‘Yesirr’. It was also a special night for Luke Chambers, who made his Liverpool debut in a late cameo, and he described Quansah’s display as aRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk