While it’s still early days for the Eoghan O’Connell and we are hesitant to heap too much pressure on the young lad, he has done his stock no damage with his performances thus far.
The 20-year-old is making the most of an opportunity given to him out of necessity rather than organically but he doesn’t seem phased.
Simunovic, Sviatchenko, Boyata all out injured. Efe Ambrose is, well he’s Efe Ambrose.
The addition of Kolo Toure can also really help Eoghan come on as a player.
Once everyone is fit and ready to go in the back line it remains to be seen if Rodgers will afford him a place but if he keeps playing a commanding role in the coming weeks then the Cork City man will be hard to ignore.
The composure and command he showed in last night’s Champions League was a performance that belied his age.
The defender has definitely given the manager something to think about and could ultimately save the club money looking around for any more defensive cover.
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