In The Pipeline: Liverpool’s young star Bobby Duncan

Liverpool. A club steeped in rich history and one who always seem to have players of star quality emerge from their academy.

Specifically, the Reds have produced a number of top-drawer strikers over the years, such as Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, and another couple look to be coming out of the talent machine; Rhian Brewster and Bobby Duncan.

Now, we would assume that you’d be aware of Brewster, for Jurgen Klopp has spoken enough about him and lauded the teenager on many occasions for his talents to be known to the wider world.

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However, in Duncan’s case, the 17-year-old has quietly been going about his business with the Under-18’s and to some effect.

The cousin of Steven Gerrard has hit an eye-catching 22 goals and recorded seven assists, where he has proven to be an excellent No.10 behind 21-goal Paul Glatzel.

His low centre of gravity and good passing ability make him a brilliant option in the hole behind the striker, and his talents in the role look to be the perfect foil to the good aspects of Brewster’s game.

The England Under-17 World Cup winner is far more of a typical No.9 type forward who is better at rounding off the move with his lethal finishing, rather than being instrumental in the build up.

That isn’t to say that he isn’t a good player in the early stages of a goal, but Duncan looks far better suited to pulling the strings in a No.10 role than Brewster is.

There is a two year difference between the two, but that shouldn’t prevent them from both featuring in the Premier League 2 together in the near future given Duncan’s excellent progress in the level below.

The pair could well strike up a deadly partnership if deployed in attack together; they most certainly look well suited as a potential duo.