Date: 4th September 2019 at 1:27pm
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Liverpool fans have taken to social media to slam ex-Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan after sharing his relief after claiming “someone finally understands“.

The 18-year-old left Merseyside for Serie A and Fiorentina on Tuesday in what was rumoured to be a £1.8m deal, but departed in very controversial circumstances.

Duncan’s agent made some bold claims on social media regarding the attacking midfielder’s mental health and that he hadn’t been able to leave his room for four days, only to make a move to Italy just a week later.

The video shows a discussion between Andy Townsend and Tim Sherwood on Sky Sports show, The Debate.

Sherwood said, “There’s been a trend for young English players who believe they’re not going to get an opportunity at their clubs where they come through the academy. It’s difficult when you’re a striker trying to come in front of [Mo] Salah and [Sadio] Mane.

“Bobby feels like it’s the right time for him to leave, he’s got quality and he needs to go and play.”

Townsend added, “I applaud anyone that feels like they’ve got a burning desire to go and play, can’t get a foot in where he is, and he’s prepared to go that far. That’s a good club and it’s going to be a fantastic learning experience for him.”

Saif Rubie, the 18-year-old’s agent, has since deactivated his Twitter account after receiving lots of criticism from Liverpool supporters regarding the tweet.

Despite the comments from Sherwood and Townsend, Liverpool fans did not show the same level of sympathy, here are some of the best responses:

 

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