Liverpool have issued a statement in response to claims by Bobby Duncan and the 18-year-old striker’s representatives that the club have ‘bullied’ him this summer by forcing him to stay at Anfield.
Duncan’s agent issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon to claim that the England youth international has not left his bedroom for four days because of the stress caused over the dispute, adding that Michael Edwards’ actions have caused him mental health problems.
The club have called the suggestions “unfounded” and moved to work with the player to resolve the situation.
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Duncan featured heavily in pre-season for the Reds, scoring his first senior goal for the club, but he is yet to make a competitive appearance under Jurgen Klopp.
The forward, who scored 32 times last season for the Academy sides, missed the U23s’ trip to Southampton on Monday night, where Neil Critchley’s team won by four goals to two.