According to The Mirror, Liverpool are interested in signing 18-year-old Club Brugge striker Cyril Ngonge.
The Belgium under-19 international has been in sensational form for his club so far this season in the UEFA Champions Youth League, and has also attracted the interest of Arsenal.
However, as tempting as a move to Liverpool may be for the teenager, it is one that he should definitely avoid. While the club boasts some of the best forwards in the world in recent years with the likes of Mo, Salah, Roberto Firmino and Luis Suárez, they also have some that have severely toiled at Anfield.
The Reds have had a host of young forwards that have struggled, or are currently struggling. Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke are two names that immediately spring to mind when thinking of the travails of some Liverpool forwards over the years. Liverpool were once a club that gave plenty of chances to younger players, but that does not seem to be the case these days, particularly with the attack.
Ngonge runs the risk of simply becoming another forgotten star if he joins Liverpool. On the other hand, he stands much more of a chance of gaining exposure if he were to move to Arsenal. The Gunners have a much greater reputation of giving greater exposure to younger players, under both Arsène Wenger and Unai Emery so far. It seems to be more likely that the Belgian can fulfil his potential in London, rather than wasting away in Liverpool.