There’s little more in this world that the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern love than a homegrown talent breaking into their first team.
Some of the club’s very best players have been brought the ranks at Anfield and it is a proud tradition on Merseyside.
Imagine their annoyance then at reports in the Daily Mail that tenacious under-19 captain Jordan Rossiter is nearing a move away from the club.
Scottish giants Rangers are reportedly closing in on the midfielder, fending off rival interest from the likes of Manchester City, Spurs and Italian outfit Udinese.
Despite being highly rated with the Reds, the academy graduate has made just three first-team appearances and is thought to be stalling on a new deal as a result.
The Gers are said to believe the chance to play regular top flight football in Glasgow, as well as a potential European adventure, would be enough to prize the England under-21 starlet North of the Border.
Should Liverpool be doing more to keep Rossiter? How big a coup would he be for Rangers?
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