Bobby Duncan is set to move to Fiorentina today according to widespread reports, with the Reds having agreed a fee of around €2 million, with a 20% sell-on clause included in the deal.
The forward, who is the cousin of Steven Gerrard, scored 32 times in his debut season with the club last year and won the FA Youth Cup, scoring the equaliser in the final against his former club Manchester City.
During the summer, he played – and scored – for the Reds first-team, a sign of the progression he has made over the last 12 months, and of how highly-rated he is.
Last week, though, his agent put out a statement accusing the Reds of bullying the 18-year-old, which the club swiftly denied.
Having seemingly forced his way out, with Duncan having got the move he wanted, an Instagram post that he wrote following his senior level debut against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park less than two months ago has resurfaced, showing just how quickly his situation evolved.
Playing for the Reds should have been the dream for Duncan, and it was not that long ago that it was.
Duncan reportedly wants first-team football now having got a taste for it during the summer. Time will tell whether he will get that straight away at Fiorentina.