Bobby Duncan was left out of Monday night’s Premier League 2 clash away to Southampton as talk of a move away from Liverpool heightens.
The 18-year-old, who scored against Tranmere in pre-season has yet to break into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans and looks set for a loan move away from Anfield.
Over the weekend the Daily Mail claimed Duncan wanted to join Fiorentina “due to frustrations over his lack of senior opportunities”, while FC Nordsjælland are also understood to have made a bid for the attacker, who scored 25 goals for the U18 development squad last season.
The youngster still has two years remaining on his contract, but is said to have ‘concerns’ about his ‘pathway’ to the first team and is understood to be open to a possible stint away to further his development.
Liverpool are considering offering him a new contract, but Klopp is likely to sanction a temporary move for Duncan, who is the cousin of Steven Gerrard.
And now with Duncan, who played in Liverpool’s EFL Trophy defeat to Oldham earlier this month, missing from the 4-2 Premier League 2 win over Saints – a move could be close to completion.
Duncan arrived at Anfield last summer from Manchester City and scored a the late equaliser against his former club in the FA Youth Cup final, which Liverpool won on penalties.