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Liverpool boss pays tribute to Nigerian youngster

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool U23 boss Neil Critchley has paid tribute to Nigerian youngster Bobby Adekanya as a result of the consistent fine form he has been this season for his side.

Bobby has been described as Nigerian Messi by Liverpool boss Critchley who has got the quality and prospect to dominate in the nearest future.

Adekanya has scored twice this season in the UEFA Youth League and another against Tottenham in the Premier League youth game.

The 19-year-old was born in Ibadan South West of Nigeria has been praised by his boss to be a brilliant player with exciting talent.

However, Adekanya has been battling with an ankle injury he sustained in the game against Napoli and will be a doubt for Liverpool. He had missed the game against West Bromwich Albion as a result of it.

The former Barcelona player joined the Anfield side in the 2015 summer but he has not gotten the opportunity to feature under the Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Its unlikely he will be able to meet up with the competition in the senior team knowing the presence of the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Fermino and Saido Mane.

Liverpool will expect the young lad to continue his development with the u23 team before he is mature enough to compete at the next level.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.