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Liverpool Set to Edge Everton In Striker Chase

Merseyside rivals compete to bring young striker to either Anfield or Goodison Park.

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Bitter rivals Liverpool and Everton are battling it out to land exciting young Irish striker Rory Donnelly.

The teenager has visited ­Goodison Park to speak with Blues boss David Moyes and, on Tuesday, Anfield chief Kenny Dalglish confirmed he is in the hunt for the Cliftonville striker.

Liverpool are hoping to speak to the 18-year-old within the next few days – and Dalglish admitted: “We have ­registered our interest in the boy.”

Moyes said: “We’ve agreed a fee with the club and I’ve had him over and met him last week. It’s down to him now.”

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

A number of sides are now said to be keen on Irish youngster Rory Donnelly, who has impressed many with his performances this season with Cliftonville, and whilst Swansea City were said to be the first side to put in an offer that was accepted by the striker’s club it has now been reported that Liverpool are leading the chase for the 18 year old.

Though clearly Donnelly is far too raw to be considered as anything other than a hot prospect for the future he is a player who has shown enough potential to interest a a number of sides in the English top tier which given that his experience is at a relatively low, which goes some way to show just how highly thought of the teenager is.

David Moyes clearly has little money to play with in the transfer market and therefore a policy of bringing in players at a young age is a means to an end. Liverpool are also looking to continue their policy of picking up top talent from other sides to help fit alongside those coming through the club’s own ranks to build a squad for the future.

The Anfield side has brought in the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey and Nathan Eccleston from this route and Dalglish has wasted no time in giving first team opportunities to academy graduates Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson.

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