Liverpool signs Steven Gerrard cousin Bobby Duncan

Liverpool are reportedly going to sign the cousin of legend Steven Gerrard, Bobby Duncan from Manchester City.

The England youth international will officially move to Anfield on July 1, joining the club’s Under-23 and Under-18 setup. The Reds are expected to pay a recompense fee of about £200,000 to City.

Duncan, who has represented England at Under-17 level, announced earlier this week that he would be leaving City, where he has been since he was 11.

The 17-year-old will join Liverpool’s Under-18s for starters, linking up with new coach Barry Lewtas. Lewtas, of course, replaced Gerrard this summer after the Kop favorite moved to Rangers. He will join England Under-17 colleagues Luis Longstaff, Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Curtis Jones in a very promising group of young talent at the Academy.

Speaking earlier about the influence of Gerrard on his young career, the young star told the Liverpool Echo: I’ve always looked up to Steven. I’m related to him and like me he’s a local kid from Huyton.

“Steven’s been a big influence. What he achieved in his career inspires me. He always had that hunger and desire to win trophies. As well as talent, it was his attitude, character and leadership that made him the player he was.

“I’ve always tried to learn from him and when he messaged me after the hat-trick that meant a lot.”

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