It remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp will open his chequebook in the upcoming January transfer window.
The German strengthened his squad heavily during the summer window, and his lavish spending has transitioned to excellent results on the field. Liverpool finally have depth in the majority of positions, allowing Klopp to rotate his squad and keep his players fit for a title challenge. Despite a long pursuit of Nabil Fekir, the ex-Dortmund man is adamant that Liverpool won’t be spending.
Unless a renegotiated deal for the Frenchman is put on the table or a suitable alternative is found, it seems Klopp will make do with what he’s got. While he might not be signing any players, Liverpool may have a secret weapon in their academy who could have a massive impact on the first team – 17-year-old striker, Bobby Duncan.
The youngster joined Liverpool in the summer after leaving Manchester City and has become an instant hit in the academy. Duncan, who is the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, is scoring for fun and his impressive showings will have definitely caught the attention of Klopp. The forward scored a dramatic winner in the FA Youth Cup last week against Portsmouth, taking his tally for the season to 19. Not only does Duncan excel at finding the back of the net, but he also brings his team-mates into the game, registering 11 assists for his team-mates.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are just a few names who have successfully progressed from the academy to the first-team in recent years, and Duncan will be buoyed by their development under the German tactician. If he can keep up his incredible goalscoring record, it won’t be long before he’s handed the opportunity to impress on the biggest stage of them all.
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