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Liverpool winger Trent Kone-Doherty wins major award after returning from injury

Jul 29, 2023 #Trent Kone-Doherty

Liverpool winger Trent Kone-Doherty wins major award after returning from injury

Liverpool youngster Trent Kone-Doherty has been named the Northern Ireland Super Cup Player of the Tournament.

Liverpool’s teenage winger Trent Kone-Doherty received the Player of the Tournament award during Friday night’s SuperCupNI.

Kone-Doherty started in two of Liverpool’s three games and was named young Reds captain for their final game of Friday’s mini-series, where a win over Hertha BSC would have seen Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s side win.

However, despite losing 3-0 to the second tier side, Kone-Doherty was named Player of the Tournament, which has seen previous players include Sergio Busquets, Steve McManaman and Wayne Rooney.

The week-long competition was made all the more memorable for the 17-year-old as he competed in his hometown of Derry, where he spent his entire rookie career before joining Liverpool last summer.

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During his first year as a student with the U18 national team, Kone-Doherty scored ten goals in all competitions and played frequently for the U19 national team en route to the UEFA quarter-finals.

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Youth League. However, the striker’s debut Merseyside season came to a premature end after he suffered a serious ankle injury in February’s 4-1 Premier League North defeat by Manchester City which saw him sidelined for the rest of the season.

Commenting on Kone-Doherty’s exciting return this summer, Bridge-Wilkinson said: “Trent has had a good week, like everyone else.

“It’s probably been a bit more difficult for Trent, he’s dealing with injury and it’s been his first taste of competition, and obviously he’s coming home which brings a different mindset.

People look at him, they cheer him on.” and it’s great for him to come back and put in a good performance.

“Overall it’s been a really good week, a great tournament, a great competition. It was a very positive week, we will remember it fondly.

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