Done Deal: Liverpool complete signing of Steven Gerrard’s cousin from EPL rivals

Liverpool are reportedly set to complete the signing of Manchester City midfielder Bobby Duncan.

Duncan, 16, the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, is in a dispute with City over his contract at the Etihad and is expected to move on from the club in the coming months.

The highly-rated youngster has not featured for any of City’s youth teams this season and it’s understood he will join up with Gerrard’s Under-18s on Merseyside.

According to The Sun, Duncan will not be allowed to join Liverpool until June – when he turns 17 – because of the Reds’ ban on signing youngsters from other English clubs. It’s claimed Liverpool will be forced to pay a compensation fee of around £200,000 for Duncan.

The promising teenager became the first England player at any level to score a hat-trick against Brazil with the U17s last year. Duncan has been keeping up his fitness by training with Wigan until he is given the green light on a switch to Anfield.

The midfielder had trials with Liverpool before he completed a move to City.