Liverpool defender Jarell Quansah shone brightly in his team’s 2-0 victory over Union SG in the Europa League, and a compilation of the young talent’s performance underscores just how remarkable he was.
Quansah was making his debut in the Europa League and his second appearance as a senior player at Anfield.
At just 20 years old, he has already demonstrated that he is not intimidated by the transition to top-level football, having spent the latter half of the previous season on loan at League One side Bristol Rovers.
As a left-footed central defender and an England youth international, Quansah stepped in for Virgil van Dijk during a Premier League match against Wolves last month when the Dutchman was suspended.
Quansah made a strong impression in that game, despite Liverpool’s overall defensive performance being somewhat shaky. He then contributed with an assist in his next start, during the 3-1 Carabao Cup victory over Leicester.
Liverpool supporters have long called for a new centre-back to be signed as competition for Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip and Van Dijk – but the club may well have found a solution that is already part of the squad.
Now, a compilation have been posted showing off the performances of Quansah and defensive partner Konate against Union SG.
Another comp, meanwhile,posted by SK Prods, shows extended highlights of the defender’s display.
The clips show the 20-year-old as comfortable on the left side of defence, stepping up into midfield on occasion and pinging long range passes to Liverpool’s attackers.
He showed no fear when required to tackle or get involved with aerial duels, and looked comfortable on the ball in a number of tight situations.
You can watch the compilations below.
— Damien Klopp (@damoklopp) October 5, 2023
This isn’t even normal….. how tf did he execute that ???
Jarell Quansah 🙇🏽♂️🙇🏽♂️🙇🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/dUSOWxtIuA
— •IBM OKEOWO• (@IBMOKEOWO) October 5, 2023
Speaking about Quansah after the win, manager Jurgen Klopp said (quotes viaLiverpool Echo): “I was not in doubt that he was ready [to start the game]. It’s all because of him.
“It was not a difficult decision to line him up tonight. He is still young, we have a really good football team together, which means he will get minutes.
“He will play U21s as well. That is nice to see, it’s a joy to watch his development since he is properly with us.
“He is a really good footballer, on the ball, outstanding. The chance of Mo [Salah] in the first half, he could have got the assist. It was top defending, really quick thinking, stepping into it.
“He will feel rather good, I would say, and rightly so.”