The nephew of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah has stated his desire to one day play for Liverpool.
Kyle Duncan is an American right-back playing for Belgian top division side KV Oostende. Speaking with the club’s official website kvo.be last week, the 24-year-old said it’s his dream to represent The Reds in the Premier League.
“There are still some players from the USA playing in Germany and even here in Belgium,” said Duncan.
“But my dream league is the Premier League. Liverpool are my favourite team, they really play the type of game I dream of. Yes, it is my dream to play there one day.”
Who is he
Duncan is a newcomer at Oostende, having joined the Belgian side at the start of December. He joined them from New York Red Bulls where he had established himself as a starter over the last two or three years.
The American won his first cap for his country at the end of 2020 but hasn’t played for them since.
Being related to an icon like Weah can’t always be easy for a young footballer trying to make his way. Weah’s son and Duncan’s cousin, Timothy, has blown hot and cold since joining Lille from PSG in 2019.
Duncan has so far had a much steadier journey in European football than his cousin. He joined Valenciennes in France as an 18-year-old but injury prevented him from playing for them and he soon returned to New York.
Having now made his way to Oostende, Duncan has made a promising start, playing 90 minutes in each of their last four games.
Is it a possibility for Liverpool
Although it’s always nice to hear players speak openly about their love of The Reds, this seems like a pipe-dream more than anything.
Oostende are currently languishing just four points and three places above the relegation places in the Jupiler Pro League. It’s therefore unlikely that the player is on Liverpool’s radar.
But Jurgen Klopp has an extensive scouting network and it’s not out of the question that Duncan’s comments may lead to them taking a closer look at him.
Liverpool could be in the market for a right-back to cover Trent Alexander-Arnold after all.
Duncan himself acknowledges the difficulty of making such a jump but remains determined to keep improving his game regardless.
“Whether that (moving to Liverpool) will ever succeed, I don’t know. But I will continue to work hard to keep taking steps,” he said.
It looks like a long-shot. But stranger things have happened in football. Best of luck, Kyle!