7 Oct 2016

Next Sterling? Liverpool Rep flies out to watch 'incredible' record-breaking attacker with 'natural ability'

Liverpool are reportedly tracking MLS sensation Alphonso Davies, who is also being watched by Manchester United.

According to Canadian newspaper The Province, Liverpool sent new scout Andy O’Brien [ex-Newcastle defender] to watch 15-year old Davies, who plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Some info about Davies, who is allegedly 'the best prospect the Caps have had in MLS':

* The Liberian-born, Edmonton-raised left-winger, who can also play one the right, or as a secondary striker. Current contract expires: 2018.

* Vancouver Whitecaps: 3 goals/assists in 15 senior apps. Youngest ever player to start for Whitecaps' first team

* Scouting Report: "Impressive combination of pace, technical ability and desire. He’s not backed down from the physical side [and] he’s not shirked his defensive duties".

* Jun 2016: Whitecaps boss Carl Robinson enthused: "It’s important that he keeps his feet on the ground. He's got incredible potential and natural ability, but it’s potential, there’s so many players that don’t fulfill it".

* Sep 2016: Davies on his first-team experience: "I'm getting on the ball a lot, going at defenders one on ones. The speed and physical aspect of the game is way faster and these guys are way stronger. So I've got to match that".

Meh. I just can't muster up enthusiasm when Liverpool are linked with children.


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