Bobby Duncan has joined Serie A outfit Fiorentina in a deal worth £1.8million, after the youngster – and his agent – kicked up a fuss over wages and playing time.
The teenager was on course to move up through the Liverpool squad organically, after impressing for the U23s squad.
But not everyone at the club was so impressed with Duncan. As revealed by Daily Mail journalist Dom King, Andy Robertson got frustrated at the forward during a training session.
The Scottish international is said to have expressed his dismay at Duncan fluffing two chances to score against Andrew Lonergan in training, while on tour in the US in July.
The young striker was given a third chance on goal, but was easily dispossessed by experienced midfielder James Milner.
This was perhaps the first nail in the coffin for Duncan’s Liverpool career, as Jurgen Klopp was likely keeping a keen eye on the forward, but it’s not a fair reflection on his potential.
I think it’s a shame that the club has lost such a young talent, but we can’t keep poisonous people around, and his behaviour – via Saif Rubie – was unacceptable in his last days on Merseyside.