Bobby Duncan once again proved he is the future of Liverpool’s attack in the recent FA Youth Cup final win.
The 17-year-old cousin of Anfield legend Steven Gerrard scored against former team Manchester City to take the final to extra-time.
With the score tied at 3-3, Liverpool went on to win 5-3 on penalties, with Duncan’s goal proving a pivotal moment.
Duncan has been attracting heaps of praise this season for his goal-scoring record and performances.
He has netted 18 goals and provided five assists in 18 appearances in this season’s U18 Premier League.
That’s an astonishing average of a goal every 89 minutes – much eclipsing the goal-scoring rate of fellow youngster Rhian Brewster.
That begs the question, then, that if Brewster has made his way into Klopp’s first team squad, why can’t Duncan?
Perhaps not for a few years, of course, as at 17 he still has lots to learn and develop.
But should he continue this impressive form in front of goal, who’s to say he won’t follow Brewster’s path?
Brewster himself is only 19, so there is scope for Duncan to reach new heights in the coming years.
Klopp is a manager who shows faith in youth and builds squads that will be around for a long time.
So all of the signs are positive for Liverpool’s latest star of the future – but he must remain cautious and hungry.
He will be aware of the fate of the likes of Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson.
They were hotly tipped to be Liverpool’s next stars, but both of their futures look destined to be spent elsewhere.
If Duncan keeps his head down and continues this form, he could follow in his cousin’s footsteps and become an Anfield icon.