1 Nov 2015

Red Alert: 'Wonderful' Liverpool star could leave Anfield for free after failure to organise new deal

In September, Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson claimed that injured Reds starlet Jordan Rossiter will struggle to make an impact in the Premier League, but that assessment hasn't stopped transfer interest building, and new reports this weekend suggest that the talented midfielder is wanted by a whole host of clubs.

In a recent column for the Liverpool Echo, Lawro mused:

"Because of his [Rossiter's] stature I suspect he is going to have be some player to feature in the Premier League regularly. That's not his fault, though".

According to The Mirror today:

"Liverpool face losing Jordan Rossiter. There is interest in him from Champions League clubs at home and abroad. He will be available for nothing in the summer but Liverpool will receive compensation for his development should he move".

Liverpool clearly need to get started on a new deal for 'wonderful' Rossiter, and it's strange that the club hasn't tied him down yet to a new deal.

However, given the fact he's a Liverpudlian, it's doubtful that Rossiter will actually want to leave.

Rossiter is very highly (over)rated at Anfield, and a whole host of current and ex-Reds have praised the youngster's talent. When asked last season who is the 'brightest prospect at LFC's Academy', John Aldridge told the official LFC site:

"I like [Jordan] Rossiter. When he was 15 he was playing for the U18s, which is a tremendous accolade for the lad. He’s a great talent"

Jamie Carragher is also a fan:

"I like the look of him [Rossiter]. He's got a bit of character and steel that me and Stevie have had. He's not shy, will put himself about and clearly is a good footballer".

Kolo Toure is also impressed by Rossiter, and after his debut goal, he raved:

“Jordan Rossiter is a great player. I really like this boy. He scored a great goal and showed the strength of Liverpool Football Club. Every day when he comes to training he gives 100%. When you play with young players like that you enjoy it."

Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler believes that Rossiter has the potential to develop into the club's new talisman. He recently tweeted:

"Jordan Rossiter [is] potentially a young Stevie G. He's a very good player"

With Lucas, Allen, Can, Henderson, and Milner in the squad, central midfield is heavily congested, but Rossiter is only 18, so he has time on his side.

One thing's for sure: I'd have Rossiter in the team over Emre Can every day of the week. When he gets to Can's age, Rossiter will (in my view) be a superior player, but I'd even have him in the team ahead of Can right now, mainly due to his passing range, and superior ball retention skills.

Author: Jaimie K


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