Liverpool have told 19-year old striker Adam Morgan that he can leave the club on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.
The young striker was tipped by some for first-team action after breaking into the Liverpool first team on the club’s preseason tour of the USA in the summer of 2012. With Robbie Fowler praising Morgan after watching him play for the Liverpool Under-21’s. But it now seems as though Morgan has not made the cut and can leave Liverpool in a bid to further his career elsewhere. The report claims that Blackburn Rovers may be interested in signing Morgan.
Morgan never featured for the Reds in the Premier League and only managed to make a couple of appearances for the side in the Europa League. But Morgan was prolific for Liverpool’s reserve and youth teams but couldn’t quite make the step up like his fellow starlets Raheem Sterling, Suso, Andre Wisdom and Jordan Ibe who have all been given a chance by Brendan Rodgers.
Let us hope that we have not let another youngster go too early like we did with Tom Ince who has no gone on to become a very good winger at Blackpool. I guess it is always tricky with these youngsters as you never know how good they really can become if they are not given a chance in the first team. Morgan was sent out on loan to Rotherham United earlier this year but that did not achieve much. Maybe he should have been given another chance to go out on loan before we let him go?
the thing is tho, for every tom ince how many other “starlets” have we released that have gone on to blossom? he’s got suarez, sturridge, aspas, and a returning borini in his way. good luck mate
Always sad to see a young player fail to breakthrough, particularly with Morgan being a Liverpool lad but the fact he didn’t do a lot at Rotherham probably says a lot.
Hopefully he will go on to score loads for Blackburn because if there’s one thing the lad has it is an eye for goal. If he can develop the weaker areas of his game if exposed to regular football then who knows…
The Ince comparison is way off. Ince wanted to go and his contract was up. Liverpool offered him new deals but (and fair play to him) he wanted to play regularly. Liverpool got a fee and a sell on clause inserted (as he was u21 and had come through academy) which was the best they could do. Morgan may well improve but at the moment he is a little bit short of this level and needs to play at the right level for him i.e. div 1 or 2.