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Report: Liverpool linked Jóhannesson refuses to rule out Anfield move

Liverpool have been steadily assembling a youth side more than capable graduating into the first team. The Reds have recruited some of the brightest youngsters in the world in order to save money down the line. As the project continues, the club have reportedly turned their attentions to an Icelanding teenager. Liverpool linked Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson has refused to rule out a move to Anfield.

Liverpool linked Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson has refused to rule out a move to Anfield. (Photo By Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Liverpool academy starlets

Michael Edwards and co have been hard at work in the past few years, hoovering up top talents from across the world in order to save money down the line.

You don’t have to buy a megabucks superstar if you can just make them in the academy.

In a few years time we are sure to see this policy pay off when the likes of Billy Koumetio, Harvey Elliott and Melkamu Frauendorf mature into first team ready stars.

Liverpool linked Jóhannesson

In the past week Liverpool have been linked with Isak Bermann Jóhannesson of Swedish side Norrköping.

The 17-year-old has bagged four goals and 10 assists across all competitions this season, a ridiculous tally for such a young star in the men’s game.

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Speaking to SportBladet, the youngster was asked whether he would rule out an Anfield move due to being a boyhood Manchester United fan, the wonderkid responded:

You can’t say that. They’re playing good football now. City and Liverpool have been great.”

What RTK has to say

This is promising news, it’s always reassuring when a target refuses to rule out a move.

We need to be wary of past events with this one, the Reds were linked with the last best Scandi sensation in Martin Odegaard.

We let the playmaker slip through our hands and now he is tearing it up in La Liga.

Fingers crossed, if this kid is the real deal, we’ll get a move over the line ahead of our rivals.

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