Cameron Carter-Vickers, an 18-year-old American center back, made his second appearance for Tottenham Tuesday. It did not go well. His debut came in the EFL Cup against Gillingham and he played well in a win. Tuesday, though, the likes of Gillingham were nowhere to be seen. Tottenham played Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino continued the time-honored tradition of playing his second-string in the EFL Cup because who cares it's the EFL Cup, so Carter-Vickers got the nod.
Liverpool also trotted out a fairly inexperienced side except for, um, the strikers.
Liverpool came out in a 4-4-2 with Divock Origi, who started for Belgium against the USA in the 2014 World Cup as a 19-year-old, as one of the forwards.
And the other forward was, uh, this guy:
And that guy did some stuff.
¡GOOOOOL DEL LIVERPOOL! Daniel Sturridge marca su doblete. 2 - 0 vs Tottenham
pic.twitter.com/Z3Zn77PaNZ— AFICIONADOS (@Aficionadosc) October 25, 2016
Two stuffs, actually.
Put me in coach
— Sport VideoZ (@SportVideoz) October 25, 2016
Carter-Vickers didn't cover himself in glory, but he didn't, like, trip over his own shoelaces or anything. He looked very much like an 18-year-old making his second senior appearance for Tottenham. Chances are, he's never had to face strikers as good as Origi and Sturridge in a real match before, and he did OK considering the circumstances. We still think he has a bright future.