They are calling him “The New Robbie Fowler” but I do not like it when people put pressure on youngsters in this way. Adam Morgan is his own person in my opinion and who knows, he could even go on to be a better striker for Liverpool than Robbie Fowler. He certainly has all the potential to do so.
Adam Morgan has caught the eye of everyone involved with Liverpool due to his goal scoring exploits. He scored 21 goals for the Under 18’s last season which resulted in him being called up to the England U17 World Cup squad in Mexico.
Adam is still only 17-years-old but he could benefit from Kenny Dalglish’s nature of fielding youngsters into the first team. There are suggestions that David Ngog will be sold this summer if we can find a buyer for him and that would mean we are short of a backup striker. If Ngog is sold and we do not bring anyone in, do not be surprised to see Morgan have a couple of appearances in the first team this season.
Morgan has already started scoring the goals this season as he has bagged four goals already in just two pre-season friendlies, including a brace in a Liverpool XI’s 7-0 drubbing of Preston North End on Wednesday. After that match the striker said, “I’ve been raring to go since the end of last season because I finished on such a high.
“I’ve had a good break. Mexico was a good experience but I just want to concentrate on Liverpool now and have a good season.”
I am sure Morgan will continue to feature for the Under 18’s this term and be part of the NextGen Series. But he could just get a shot at the first team if he is lucky this season.
Do you think Dalglish should give Morgan a chance in the first team this coming season like Fowler and Owen were given in the past?
You go on about over-hyping him, then go and do the same about his achievements.
It was not a Liverpool XI vs Preston.
It was Liverpool U18s vs Preston U18s.
They call him the new Robbie Fowler and you are saying that he can become better then God, Talking About putting on Pressure, Good Job Stupid ….
You Got It Ryan, You Tell That Prick …
The only way he could be better for LFC than Fowler was is if he doesnt burn out like Robbie did with injury’s due to being over played at senior level while his body was still maturing .
Fowler remains to this day probably the most natural , most clinical one chance = one goal finisher top flight English Football has ever seen .
To cap that off his work rate off the ball was outstanding as was his distribution , intelligence & tactical awareness , seeing Fowler as a 17/18 year old in the Premier you would never have believed he was that age if someone had to tell you .
He was instantly pressurizing Ian Rush & not many have ever managed to do that .
Micheal Owen , much as I dislike him was an absolutely outstanding player at a very young age too .
He lacked Fowlers tactical excellence & ability outside the box , couldnt play in any team unless it was built around him , hence our timid 10 men behind the ball kick & rush counter attacking style under Houllier , but his technical ability inside the box at 18 remains higher than anyone playing in the Premier League today .
He too has suffered physical burnout due to being over used at senior level while his body was still maturing .
If young Morgan makes it into our squad I hope it isnt because of this popular sentimental Mother Goose attitude that seems to be doing the rounds among our supporters during our Title Famine .
Fowler & Owen broke through .
Nobody mothered them or gave them a chance .
They were so good they couldnt be left out .
Yes managers who had safer options risked their reputations & took a chance on them but nobody babyied them through .
I’ve seen young Morgan play at his age level & he is technically very good , but he is no where near as technically good as Dirk Kuyt is .
Lets keep it real .
The boy is in a great position within our club & the future looks bright for him but lets put the pom poms away & not look to be cheerleading him until he is in or around 21 & physically up to the job .