Young Rushden striker gets Reds trial

Liverpool have taken 17-year-old Lee Tomlin on trial from Rushden and Diamonds.

The striker made his League debut for Rushden in October as a sixteen-year-old, and although he’s only started four times he’s caught the eye of the Reds scouting department. He’s yet to score a league goal.

According to the assistant manager at Rushden, Geoff Harrop, Liverpool have already agreed a deal subject to the player impressing at Melwood. He said: “We wouldn’t send him to Liverpool if there wasn’t a deal on the table. All I would say to their manager Mr Benitez is ‘get your cheque book out’. We need the money at this club.”

Harrop says Tomlin will benefit from the trial even if it doesn’t result in a deal, but he feels that Tomlin has a good chance of being signed: “Lee has been unlucky over the past few games but he will come good, rest assured. He’ll have a lovely week at Liverpool. I’m sure he’ll come back with loads of ideas of how to be the next Robbie Fowler. I don’t see any mileage in them having a look at him for the fun of it.”