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Bobby Duncan’s stunning late winner against former club proving promise for Liverpool


Bobby Duncan’s stunning late winner against former club proving promise for Liverpool

Having joined from Manchester City in the summer, Bobby Duncan set out for Liverpool under 18s with a point to prove on Saturday as he faced his former club.

He did just that with an injury time winner to make it 1-0 and gift his team a crucial win as he continues to live up to the hype and justify Liverpool’s long pursuit of Steven Gerrard’s cousin.

The victory came to protect Liverpool’s unbeaten run to date this season, with Duncan proving fundamental to his team’s incredible form.

KIRKBY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Bobby Duncan of Liverpool and Rowan McDonald of Manchester City in action during the U18 Premier League match between Liverpool U18 and Manchester City U18 at The Kirkby Academy on October 6, 2018 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The winner was his eighth strike of the campaign too, further fueling excitement on Merseyside surrounding a player who is rated by many as one of the brightest young talents in the English game.

His clinical finishing and impressive movement off the ball have made him a deadly threat for the Reds in his first few months at the club.

He is clearly still some way off the first team, but if his youth team form is anything to go by then it may only be a matter of time before he is on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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