Liverpool have beaten Bayern to a 'really exciting player with bags of skill and talent' - journalist
Liverpool signed an incredibly talented youngster in Bobby Clark over the summer.
The 16-year-old midfielder joined the Reds from Newcastle, and he’s already made a big impression on Merseyside.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Clark netted in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Watford during the international break.
He then followed that up with his first competitive goal against Nottingham Forest in Under-18 Premier League North last weekend.
As well as Liverpool, the likes of Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and even Bayern Munich were reportedly keen on Clark.
The teenager is the son of Lee Clark, a cult hero at St James’ Park.
Over the summer, Chronicle Live claimed the Magpies hoped Clark could follow in his father’s footsteps at the club.
“Why wouldn’t he go” to Liverpool?
Lee Ryder, the Newcastle Chronicle’s chief Magpies reporter, spoke to the Liverpool Echo about how much of a “kick in the teeth” Clark’s departure was.
“Bobby was Newcastle’s most promising youngster,” said Ryder.
“He is a really exciting player with bags of skill and talent.
“He could have lit up the stage at St James’ Park but now he has gone to Liverpool and that is a real kick in the teeth.
“Tottenham were in for him, Bayern Munich were at one point, and I heard a host of other top clubs around the continent knew about him – but he decided to go to Liverpool.
“Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so why wouldn’t he go there?”
Liverpool boss a “phenomenal manager and human being”
Ryder also spoke of how Jurgen Klopp likely played a big part in convincing Clark to opt for Anfield.
“If you go into a room with Jurgen Klopp and there is a decision to be made,” he began.
“You are walking away with the ink drying on the contract because he is a phenomenal manager and human being.
“You cannot blame him for making the decision because the ambition simply isn’t there at Newcastle at the minute.”
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