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Wigan youngster McCarthy should already be playing for Liverpool

Wigan Athletic star James McCarthy should already be playing in Liverpool Red.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish wants to bring McCarthy to Anfield in the summer - at the second time of asking.

The People says Dalglish, poised to get the Liverpool job full-time, has decided to home in on McCarthy who was set to sign for former boss Rafa Benitez as a kid but opted to stay with Hamilton Accies.

McCarthy has already been to Liverpool's HQ and played in a training game - when he was just 16 - and Benitez was keen to take him only for the top prospect to decide that first-team football with Hamilton was better.

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