Cash-strapped Derby set for vital £100,000 cash injection after Kaide Gordon, 16, makes Liverpool debut in Carabao Cup

DERBY will receive a much-needed cash injection after Kaide Gordon made his Liverpool debut.

Gordon, 16, started his first game for The Reds in their Carabao Cup clash at Norwich on Tuesday.

Kaide Gordon made his Liverpool debut at Carrow Road in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday


Kaide Gordon made his Liverpool debut at Carrow Road in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday

And Liverpool agreed to pay The Rams £100,000 after Gordon’s first appearance as part of the deal which saw him swap Derby for Merseyside.

Derby received £1million for Gordon up-front but that fee could rise to £3m depending on add-ons.

The move, which happened in Janaury, came as a blow to Rooney.

Speaking about whether Gordon would be a good signing for The Reds, Rooney said: “It looks that way. Once the champions of England come in and want to sign you it’s difficult to turn down.

“Kaide is a fantastic player. I brought him into the first-team squad because he was showing the qualities I wanted in my players.

“He’s still a very young lad. But there’s been an offer there for Kaide, even before I was in this role.”

Unfortunately for Rooney, he has had to deal with several setbacks in his role as Derby manager.

Last week the club were hit with a 12-point deduction after entering administration.

And although Rooney masterminded a good win against Stoke at the weekend, more bad news could follow.

The 12-point sanction could end up being more than 24 if Derby do not pay Rooney and his players soon.

There is also a three-point deduction hanging over Derby as a result of late payments made last season.

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