Players - Jordan Rossiter

Jordan Rossiter
Birthdate: 24 March 1997
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Rangers (2016-20), Bury (loan 2019), Fleetwood Town (loan 2019-20), Fleetwood Town (2020-22), Bristol Rovers (2022-)
Liverpool debut: 23.09.2014
Last appearance: 10.12.2015
Debut goal: 23.09.2014
Last goal: 23.09.2014
Contract expiry: 01.07.2016
Win ratio: 20% W:1 D:4 L:0
Games/goals ratio: 5
League games / goals / assists: 1 / 0 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 5 / 1 / 0

Player Profile

Liverpool-born Jordan Rossiter was given a first-team squad number (46) a few months before his 17th birthday in the second season that Brendan Rodgers was in charge of team affairs (2013/14). Rossiter had come through the club’s youth system and such was his progress at the Kirkby Academy that he made his debut for Liverpool’s Under 18 team on his fifteenth birthday and was representing the Under 19 team in the NextGen series while still only fifteen years old! But 2012/13 was a season in which he played more regularly for the Under 18s and he was used several times as that team’s captain to prove that he had leadership qualities to go with his footballing abilities.

Moving up to the club’s Under-21 team while still only sixteen was another challenge Rossiter relished. Several good performances at that level brought him to the fringe of the senior squad and he was named amongst the substitutes for Liverpool’s away match at Chelsea between Christmas and New Year 2013 and also for the home match against Hull City on New Year's Day. Club legends Robbie Fowler and Jamie Carragher have already seen enough of Rossiter to be confident that he had a big future in the game. Carragher described him as “a great talent” and having the same “bit of steel and character that me and Stevie (Gerrard) had”; while Fowler also compared him with “a young Steven Gerrard”.

Rossiter signed his first professional contract with Liverpool on his 17th birthday in March 2014. He made 19 appearances for Liverpool's Under-21 team in 2013/14, scoring three times. He also played in four FA Youth Cup matches, scoring once. He made his debut against Middlesbrough in the League Cup on 23 September 2014 and scored in the 10th minute after Boro's keeper had left his penalty area. Liverpool went on to win 16-15 in total, after scoring 14 against Boro's 13 in a penalty shoot-out. Rossiter's goal made him the second youngest scorer in the club's history, aged 17 years, 5 months and 30 days. The young midfielder was again named in the match-day squad for the visit of Swansea City in the next round of the League Cup but had to be satisfied with a place on the substitutes' bench, something he would experience on three more occasions during the season without actually seeing any more first-team action other than the 78 minutes he got against Middlesbrough.

In 2015/16 Rossiter looked like he was on the brink of a first team breakthrough, coming on as a substitute in an early league game away to Arsenal and starting the first Europa League game away to Bordeaux. However an injury while on international duty with England under 21's prevented him being able to make an impression after Jürgen Klopp's arrival. He came back for a Europa League game at Sion but aggravated his hamstring and didn't feature any more. In May 2016 Rossiter announced that he had signed a pre-contract with Glasgow Rangers which he joined on 1 July 2016 as his Liverpool contract expired. However after six appearances he suffered a calf injury that ended up keeping him out for the season. He returned for pre season training in 2017-18 and featured in both legs of a Europa League qualifier, only for the injury to reoccur. He did play  in the last game of the season, scoring in a 5-5 draw at Hibernian. 

A re-occurrence of the calf injury meant Rossiter missed the first two months of 2018-19. He appeared four times when he regained fitness but in the January transfer window was loaned to Bury for the remainder of the season. He played in all sixteen games he was available for, scoring once as he helped the club to promotion to League One. On 8th July 2019 it was announced that he had been loaned to Fleetwood Town for the 2019-20 season. His season was curtailed after fifteen league appearances when he picked up a serious knee injury but despite not yet being fully fit, Fleetwood signed him on a free transfer for 2020/21 and he returned to action on 10th November, after a year on the sidelines. He featured in every league game between then and the end of the season and was appointed Fleetwood's captain for 2021/22. In mid October his injury jinx struck again and he remained sidelined for the rest of the campaign. There was still a year left on his contract when he joined Bristol Rovers in June 2022 for an undisclosed fee.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 1 3 0 5
2013-2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 0 0 1 0 0 1
2015-2016 1 0 0 3 0 4
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
2 104 Sion
1 79 Bordeaux
1 79 Middlesbrough
1 14 Arsenal
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
10 On the bench
2 Substitute
2 Substituted
Total Venue
3 Away
2 Home
Total Competition
3 Europa League
1 League Cup
1 Premier League
Total W D L Win % Manager
4 1 3 0 25% Brendan Rodgers
1 0 1 0 0% Jürgen Klopp
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 1 0 0 1
2013-2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-2015 0 0 1 0 0 1
2015-2016 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Opponent
1 Middlesbrough
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
1 League Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
Total Goal origin
1 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 23.09.2014 Middlesbrough Anfield League Cup
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10 23.09.2014 Middlesbrough Anfield League Cup
Related Articles
Jordan Rossiter has got what it takes

5 March 2014 in the Liverpool Echo.

Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Rangers 2016-2017 Scotland 1 4 0 6 0
Rangers 2017-2018 Scotland 1 2 1 5 1
Rangers 2018-2019 Scotland 1 4 0 5 0
Bury 2018-2019 League Two 16 1 17 1
Fleetwood Town 2019-2020 League One 15 0 19 0
Fleetwood Town 2020-2021 League One 34 1 35 1
Fleetwood Town 2021-2022 League One 10 0 10 0
Fleetwood Town 2021-2022 League One 10 0 10 0
Total 95 3 107 3