Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan is reportedly considering leaving Anfield this summer, over fears he’ll struggle to make it into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team next season.
The Daily Mail have reported that the 17-year-old is weighing up his options ahead of the transfer window.
Duncan has dazzled for the Reds academy this term, plundering 32 goals.
The cousin of Steven Gerrard was signed from Manchester City last summer, and is viewed as one of the club’s best young prospects.
The Mail claim the striker is wary about not getting promoted by Klopp, with Rhian Brewster expected to push for first-team opportunities.
Then there’s Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn who may also be eyeing promotions.
Apparently Duncan would consider moving abroad next term, which has become more and more common for young English players looking to get regular game time.
Liverpool fans react
Some Reds fans were surprised to hear of Duncan’s stance, but some were also quite skeptical:
Am a big fun of Bobby Duncan and no one can question his talent but I think with this issue the young man needs to be a bit considerate.
— Compassion Karikari (@Compassionkg) 15 May 2019
Surely at 17 he can’t be expecting to be playing first team games? Everyone is looking at Sancho and thinking they need to be on the world stage after leaving school. It’s about development and once the time comes klopp will give you the oath as proven.
— Terry (@Terry_LFC5) 15 May 2019
— Ryan Macarena (@MacarenaRyan) 15 May 2019
No way once Origi & sturridge have gone he will get his chance
— Cheeky Chav (@TheCheekyChav) 15 May 2019
He needs to keep his feet on the ground. 17 and wanting to play at top level? How many have failed? Patience is the key.
— LuminouX (@herlilprince) 15 May 2019
He is only 17!! What is the rush?
— ME (@drbailey3434) 15 May 2019
We can’t let this kid go seriously?
— Liam Hennelly (@HennellyLiam) 15 May 2019
Daily Mail article on Bobby Duncan seems like nonsense – for someone who only joined Liverpool last summer and considering his age, it would be a big ask to be fast-tracked into the first-team squad anytime soon. Besides, clearly loves the club and bet he has some common sense.
— Kevin (@Guinnesszoon) 15 May 2019
Hahaha the kid loves Liverpool he’s a Liverpool fan he’s going nowhere
— Ronan (@Ronan99_) 15 May 2019
Isn’t he a massive LFC fan…he will be regular in U23s next season.
— Chris Riley (@Crsriley) 15 May 2019
Tbf he’s good enough now. If klopp buys another striker he’ll definitely leave and I wouldn’t blame him. Micheal Owen was good enough at his age. For me him graztel & Brewster deserve game time in the 1st team
— FPLREKT🇪🇸 (@fplrekt) 15 May 2019