Is it for the best if this Liverpool youngster moves on?

Adam Morgan And Jordon Ibe

Adam Morgan has been told he can leave Liverpool according to a report in the Daily Mail, with Blackburn Rovers said to be interested in the 19-year-old.

Young Liverpool striker Adam Morgan has been told by the club he can leave the club on a free transfer according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Morgan has been viewed as a bright prospect by many, and the 19-year-old has featured for the first team on three occasions in last year’s Europa League but has failed to feature since.

The striker was once praised for his finishing by former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, who said: ‘As a finisher he’s probably one of the best I’ve seen for a long, long time.

That may be so, but such as the game has become, being a top class striker seems to have become about a lot more than just having a good ability to finish but also strength to deal with physical defenders.

Morgan’s most impressive performance in those three games was perhaps against Anzhi where he took up a deeper role, where he could pick the ball up between the lines and manage to find a pass. His reading of the game seemed to be very good, but it was in tight situations with defenders and making runs into the channels where Morgan has seemed to be affected most.

Some people will have thought that Morgan will have needed a spell back in the under-21’s after he had an unsuccessful loan spell at Rotherham United last season, where he only made two appearances for the club. He has featured six times at Under-21 level so far this season and scored three goals, and last season managed to score seven goals in ten appearances.

The apparent downside is that Morgan was talked about as a future star at Liverpool, and for him to be told that he can leave for nothing would make you think that the Reds think they have got someone else who is perhaps a bright prospect.

Is it a good decision? Well, the chances of him getting first team football at Anfield are very slim given the form of the current strike partnership, one striker is on loan and there was the summer signing of Iago Aspas. And even with Aspas’ injury, Morgan didn’t seem to get a place on the bench.

Moving to a Championship club will probably benefit him if he is given the opportunity of regular game time. Though highly rated, it looked unlikely he will have been a regular in the Liverpool first team.

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