According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool academy star Bobby Duncan is being tracked by Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, among other Bundesliga teams, but the Reds must not allow him to leave the club.
The Mail reports that Bundesliga clubs are looking for more signings from Premier League youth academies after the success of young English players such as Jadon Sancho, who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, and Hoffenheim’s current Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson.
They claim that Duncan, who is the cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, is the next target and that he would be offered far more first-team action in Germany, as Sancho has seen at Dortmund.
Duncan, a prolific striker, only joined Liverpool from Manchester City during this summer transfer window though and Jurgen Klopp must ensure that he is not tempted to jump ship.
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It’s clear to see why the 17-year-old is attracting attention, so far this season he has netted 10 goals for Liverpool’s academy sides and he has five goals in 15 caps for the England U17 side.
Duncan has trained with Klopp’s first-team this season, but given his young age one would assume that he has not been considered for selection just yet.
With the reported interest though, Klopp should at least consider giving Duncan his debut at some point this season, especially if his form continues. In fact, behind Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge, the Reds are limited in their striking options, with Dominic Solanke struggling for game time and Duncan’s fellow young talent Rhian Brewster out injured.
A cup game or late season league game could then be the perfect chance to offer Duncan some game time and convince him that there is a path to first-team football at Anfield if you are good enough, as Trent Alexander-Arnold is currently proving.
So, Liverpool fans, do you think Duncan should get his debut at some point this season or is he still too young? Have your say by voting in the poll below.