Linfield boss David Healy has confirmed that Liverpool target Charlie Allen won’t be at the club much longer, the Daily Record report.
The talented 15-year-old is regarded as a future star, with numerous clubs around Britain, including Liverpool, tracking the midfielder’s situation.
The Reds’ Premier League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all been linked with the player, along with Leeds, Celtic and Rangers.
Allen, who made his first-team debut for Linfield back in April, was recently included in the club’s Champions League qualifier squad to take on Rosenborg.
The youngster didn’t feature for Healy’s side, and talking to the media, the Northern Irishman confirmed that the club won’t be able to keep hold of the before his 17th birthday.
Charlie was named in the 25-man squad for the Rosenborg game which tells you how much we rate him.
He’s still young, developing and has a lot to learn, but I know, in time, Charlie won’t see his 17th or 18th birthday at Linfield.
He will be elsewhere. Our plan is to guide him the best way for the next 12 months when he is here.
He is still at school and hopefully when he does go he will make the right choices and have an incredible full-time career.
Jurgen Klopp has already added young Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg to his ranks, with Fulham’s Harvey Elliott set to be the next teenager through the door at Anfield.
The Reds could well attempt to lure Allen to Merseyside over the coming months, however, they will have to battle numerous sides for his services.
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Klopp has heaped praise on forward Brewster in recent weeks and has confirmed his intentions to use the striker regularly next season.
Another talented forward, Duncan, the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, impressed in the academy last season and could be rewarded with a place in the matchday squad next season.
Ki Jana Hoever
Defender Hoever made his first-team debut last season in the FA Cup and could be handed the opportunity in the Reds’ domestic cup competitions for the upcoming campaign.
Sepp van den Berg
Klopp’s only signing this summer has been Dutch defender van den Berg. The youngster has previous first-team experience with PEC Zwolle and could prove to be a handy back-up option next season.