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Phil Taylor names one thing that would happen if he mentored Luke Littler

Phil Taylor names one thing that would happen if he mentored Luke Littler

Darts legend Phil Taylor has predicted what would happen if he mentored Luke Littler.

Phil Taylor has revealed what would happen if he mentored 17-year-old darts wonderkid Luke Littler.

The Warrington teenager became the youngest ever player to reach the PDC world championship final after a sensational run at Alexandra Palace in January and has now developed into a household name in sports.

Littler has won both the Bahrain Masters and Belgian Darts Open and the wonderkid has been tipped to dominate the PDC scene for years to come.

He's produced a slew of incredible performances on the oche and it's hard to find any weaknesses in his game.

And Taylor, who dominated darts for three decades and has a record 16 world championships, loves the way he carries himself.

"I've watched every game of Luke's, believe it or not," he told Online Darts.

"The ones he's won, the ones he's lost.

"It's an apprenticeship and he's a great little player. I like his attitude towards the game and I like that he's got that little bit of a needle when he gets beat.

"Some people call it arrogance, it's nothing to do with that. The lad knows his ability and knows he can do better.

"Anyone who knocks him is an idiot."

Now taking a step back from darts, the 63-year-old was then asked if he would be open to mentoring a prodigy like Littler.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

'The Power' would have to discuss the idea with his wife but believes he would be able to improve Littler - though his EA Sports FC exploits would have to stop.

He explained: "I couldn't do it like most people do it, I'd have to be hands on. Everything would be there for you and I'd be knocking at your door at 10 in the morning.

"Luke wouldn't be playing on his PlayStation and I could improve Luke one hundred per cent, no trouble.

"I say hundred per cent, when he's on form I couldn't make him any better!"

Littler won his first Premier League night on Thursday in Belfast after beating Nathan Aspinall in the final.

He is second in the eight-player table, just four points behind Luke Humphries - who pipped him in the final PDC world final.

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Topics: Luke Littler