Liverpool issue response to Bobby Duncan agent's 'mistreatment' claims
Allegations from the 18 year old's agent in the past 24 hours have made a number of claims about the club, including mis-treatment of the player, 'bullying' and that the club are keeping him 'against his will' which is affecting his mental health.
The club, though, have rejected those claims quite strongly in a statement today. Amongst other things, the statement said: "Liverpool Football Club is aware of and disappointed by the unattributed comments and unfounded allegations that have been made in the media regarding one of our players.
"As the interests of the player in question are not best served by either inaccurate speculation, inflammatory statements or public discourse, we will be making no further comment.
"We will, however, continue our efforts to work privately with the player to find resolution in the best interests of all involved."
It remains to be seen whether the situation can be rescued, as the players seems to have spent a large part of the pre-season and start to the current season burning bridges and demanding a move away from the club, believing he warrants first-team football.