By Danny Wright

31st Aug, 2017 | 9:32am

Liverpool striker ready for deadline day exit (not Origi) - report

By Danny Wright

Liverpool youngster Toni Gomes is on the verge of signing for League Two new boys Forest Green Rovers, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claimed in their live transfer blog on Thursday [08:32am] that Gomes, 18, is posed to sign for last season’s National League promotion winners on a season-long loan deal.

It is understood that the deal will be completed by the time the transfer window slams shut at 11pm on Thursday.

Gomes is one of the more exciting young strikers currently making a name for himself in the Liverpool youth set-up.

The Guinea Bissau-born forward, who represents Portugal at international youth level, is known for his rapid pace and his eye for goal in the Under-18 and Under-23 sides on Merseyside.

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He is yet to earn a senior appearance for Liverpool or for any club but is very likely to earn invaluable experience while playing for League Two new boys Forest Green.

Gomes may not be the only striker leaving Anfield on deadline day with the Telegraph reporting recently that Divock Origi may be allowed to leave the club.

Football Insider Verdict

At the age of 18 it is about time that Gomes starts earning some first-team football. However Forest Green might not be the right place for him to do it. The village club has big plans but ultimately they are not going to be a team that will provide Gomes with enough chances to score this season and that could seriously hinder his confidence going forward. However if he truly wants to make a name for himself then he must create his own chances and begin to make Jurgen Klopp turn his head and keep an eye on what he’s doing. A first-team spot at Anfield is very unlikely in the next few years, but progressing up the ladder with loan moves could be his best bet.

In other Liverpool news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s camp has confirmed that he is signing for the Reds.

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