Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Liverpool involved in a deal for young, attacking American prospect. Unfortunately, it isn’t for the much-desired Yank currently plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund, nor is it even a move in Liverpool’s direction across the Atlantic, but is instead a return home for U23’s Brook Lennon on loan.
The one-time wunderkind will be returning to his former club Real Salt Lake in search of more playing time after falling down the pecking order in the reserve squad.
“I’m really happy to back for this year,” the 19-year-old said speaking from the U-20 Team USA camp in Arizona in preparation for World Cup qualifiers. “I think it’s going to be a good year with a good group of guys. I’m excited and think this group can go far.
“[Liverpool] is a big club. I went there and had high expectations for myself. I knew I could do well there. I just went in and tried my best and did everything I can to try and make a name for myself and I think I did.
“I’m really excited. I think I can do really good things and help the team. I’ll do everything I can in practice and in games to try and help the team win. I’m ready to come in and step in and play a big role for the team.”
The young forward signed in the summer of 2015 from Salt Lake after impressing on trial. A product of the RSL academy, the striker caught attention over at Kirkby after bagging 31 goals in 18 games for the US club’s U-18 side. He had managed two goals in 12 Premier League 2 games so far this season but was solidly behind more established names in the side and will now be returning home to try continue his development in the American league.