Klopp gives chance to Liverpool wonderkid as Dortmund threaten

Date published: Thursday 11th July 2019 8:33

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Jurgen Klopp’s former side Dortmund are readying a raid on Liverpool for young striker Bobby Duncan, according to a report.

It was claimed all the way back in January that the Bundesliga giants had sent scouts to watch Duncan ahead of a potential move.

Liverpool completed the signing of the teenage forward after agreeing a compensation package with Manchester City of around £200,000, having fended off reported interest from Tottenham, Juventus, Monaco and Roma.

Klopp recently admitted that Duncan will be part of preseason preparations as the Reds take the opportunity to look at a number of younger players.

“I would say it’s quite difficult to immediately be part of that first-team squad because we are really strong,” Klopp said on Monday.

“These boys are our future if they want to be our future but this pre-season is for them exciting of course.

“Only as an example, Bobby Duncan and Paul Glatzel: our offensive line that played last year is coming pretty late in joining us in the pre-season, so we have to be creative system-wise and all that stuff, but there will be moments when they have to play.

“Not only at Tranmere or whatever, but in America as well when we play Borussia Dortmund and all the other guys.”

Now, the Daily Mail claim that Klopp’s hand has been forced and he will now take a look at Duncan prior to the 2019-20 season as a number of clubs circle.

The striker – who has two years remaining on his contract at Anfield – is being eyed by Dortmund among a number of German side if it ‘becomes clear he will not factor into Klopp’s plans this season’.

Duncan is the cousin of Steven Gerrard and he is a lifelong fan of the club, and is apparently desperate to follow in the Rangers boss’ footsteps at Anfield.

 

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