Liverpool: Fans defend Dominic Solanke and insist he will fulfil his potential

Liverpool: Fans defend Dominic Solanke and insist he will fulfil his potential

Several Liverpool fans still think that Dominic Solanke will fulfil his potential, despite his dismal record in front of goal so far in his career.

The 22-year-old, who now plays for AFC Bournemouth, has failed to live up to expectations after winning the Golden Ball award at the FIFA under-20 World Cup in 2017 (via

In his time at Liverpool he managed to score just one goal in his 27 appearances and since moving to Bournemouth he has failed to score at all in 20 appearances (via Transfermarkt).

Despite those records, Solanke has still commanded significant transfer fees in his short career. Indeed the Cherries paid Liverpool a reported £19 million in January (via BBC Sport), and the Reds themselves had to pay Chelsea between £3 million to £10 million for his services (via Liverpool Echo).

He does have a good record in England’s youth teams, scoring nine times for the under-21’s, 10 times for the under-20’s and 11 times for the under-17’s (via Transfermarkt). But there is no doubting that his club record is disappointing.

A Liverpool fan account – Empire of the Kop – recently posted some of Solanke’s stats on Twitter, suggesting that it was “mad” that he had commanded such transfer fees despite his poor goals record.

However, perhaps surprisingly a number of Reds fans leapt to the defence of the young striker, insisting that he will eventually fulfil his potential.

Here is what some of them had to say…

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