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Transfer News: Burnley eye move for young Liverpool forward

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By Pranav Kannan

Transfer News: Burnley eye move for Liverpool starlet Iwan Roberts

According to Lancs Live, Burnley are eyeing a move for young talented Liverpool starlet Iwan Roberts after the Welshman’s impressive start to the season.

The 18-year-old Liverpool youth player scored even in his last outing for the Clarets U-21 and is regarded as one of the better prospects coming out of the Reds academy in recent times due to his impressive development.

The Reds midfielder featured as a trialist for Burnley on Monday and helped them win 3-0. He came off the bench in the second half and eventually got the final goal for the Clarets in their win against Barnsley.

A striker by trade, the Welsh youth international has a keen eye for a goal. He has impressed at the youth levels and it comes as no surprise that some of the English clubs want to sign the talented player.

Although he could continue developing with the Liverpool youth levels, there is a chance that he will not get a chance to feature much at all at the Reds due to the sheer attacking talent manager Jurgen Klopp possesses.

This would mean that the starlet will have to look at other clubs to kickstart his footballing career. There might be clubs like Burnley who are interested in the Welsh talent and he can look at those options.

Jurgen Klopp demands Liverpool team to improve after lacklustre display vs Leeds United.
Jurgen Klopp has a penchant for giving.impressive youngsters a chance with the senior Liverpool side. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

At 18, Roberts is not way too young and it’s time he starts establishing himself at least a little bit among the circuit. It remains to be seen how his development happens as time goes on in his career. This campaign, he has played just 78 minutes spread across three matches for our U18 side.

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Burnley will be able to snap Roberts up for a very low price. He is a talent that Liverpool can afford to lose and it might not affect us in the present but then again, a loan move might make the most sense if we really want to play it safe with the Wales U18 international.