Liverpool Academy star Bobby Duncan is concerned about his pathway to the first team with the vast array of attacking talent available to Jurgen Klopp, the Daily Mail reports.
The Reds have shown once again this season that their front three is one of the best in the world and having scored 79 goals between them, there can be no disputing their quality.
With the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi proving they’re capable back-ups, Rhian Brewster and co. will have a tough job as far as making their way into the first team is concerned.
One player who is apparently concerned about the longevity of his Liverpool career is Bobby Duncan.
The 17-year-old joined the Reds from Manchester City and has scored 32 goals for the Liverpool Academy this season but is worried about how he will break into the senior team.
Despite his razor-sharp finishing, Steven Gerrard’s cousin is struggling to get regular game time for the Liverpool U23s and has Brewster and Rafa Camacho ahead of him in the pecking order for senior attacking positions.
Liverpool need to make Duncan assurances that he has a place in the senior setup in the years to come because if they allow him to leave it will surely come back to haunt them.
The Reds are producing top talents at a rapid pace and the issue that they are faced with that Ajax Amsterdam aren’t, for example, is that Liverpool are under extreme pressure to perform to a high level.
The Dutch side is aware of their position in Europe as one of the underdogs and have accepted that so long as they can continue to produce stunning youth talents like Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.
For Liverpool, they need to devise a plan for Duncan to be afforded the game time he needs at senior level in the years to come that will allow him to develop but also stay close enough to the first team.
Once he’s spent a season with the Liverpool U23s, he should be sent out on loan before being integrated into the first team at what will by then be the club’s Kirkby training ground.
Whatever happens, Liverpool cannot afford to lose a talent like Duncan, with the forward willing to move abroad like Jadon Sancho has, according to the Daily Mail.