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Fiorentina whizkid Bobby Duncan: Why I had to leave Liverpool

Fiorentina whizkid Bobby Duncan has opened up on his controversial move to Liverpool.

Duncan, who is the cousin of Steven Gerrard, explained why he had to leave Melwood.

"It was a difficult decision to be honest. I was in a difficult moment at that time," Duncan told

"Something was missing. It wasn't over money. It wasn't over anything else other than I want to play first team football soon.

"Liverpool has Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Rhian Brewster. That front three is the best front three in the world. It was hard to knock them down.

"In my mind, I thought I would go and play abroad. Serie A is just below the Premier League.

"I wanted to make a name for myself, show the Liverpool and Fiorentina fans who I am.

"I always loved Liverpool, but my love now is to the Fiorentina fans. I need to repay them for showing me the love since I arrived.

"Leaving Liverpool was a difficult decision. I was only there for a year, but I didn't see the path forward for me there."

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