By Scott Taylor
Emre Mor is the latest young star to be linked with a move to Premier League side Liverpool. Mor, 18, has impressed for FC Nordsjaelland’s U19 side, which has attracted interest off several European clubs. It is understood that Liverpool face competition from Manchester United, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund for his signature.
Mor has the reputation to be a talented player in the future and first caught Jurgen Klopp’s eye when he was coaching at Dortmund, and he has been keeping tabs on him ever since. The forward recently helped Nordsjaelland win the Danish U19 Cup Final, picking up a goal and an assist in the victory. This was one of many good performances since his move from Lyngby BK in January 2015.
Mor recently made his Denmark U19s debut in July, and in his two games for Bent Christensen Arensoe’s side, he has made an immediate impact, scoring two goals. Before his debut for the U19s, he represented the U17s and U18s, scoring one goal in six games for the latter side.
Should he come to Merseyside, then he will be in safe hands in terms of player development. Liverpool have a prestigious youth academy, and in recent seasons, Cameron Brannagan, Jordan Rossiter, Connor Randall and Jerome Sinclair have all been given opportunities. Klopp himself also has a reputation of developing prospects into good players. For Example, when he was managing at Dortmund, he made Robert Lewandowski into the player he is today.
Liverpool look set to continue their summer recruitement of youngsters, after bringing in Bobby Adekanye, Brooks Lennon and Taiwo Awoniyi.
By Scott Taylor