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Obita dismisses Liverpool interest

Jordan Obita's international recognition is being matched with reported interest from Liverpool, but is not getting drawn into speculation.

The 20-year old has enjoyed a fantastic season, being awarded the player of the season award and earning a call-up to the England under 21 squad. Obita is also being linked with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, whom he supports, but dismissed this speculation.

Quoted by the Chronicle and responding to claims of interest from Liverpool, he said: 'I`m under contract and I`m a Reading player. To play for England is a great achievement for myself so we will see how it goes. Hopefully I can impress and be involved even more in the future.'

A move away at 20 would not aid his development at all, especially if he is going to be sitting on the bench most weeks, but I don't think any bigger move will materialise for another few seasons yet anyway. Young Obita has certainly shown the potential that he can step up though.

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Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 16 2014

Time: 6:44PM

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"A move away at 20 would not aid his development at all" It would if it was Rodgers that got a hold of him.
Patrick Fearghasa
I agree, but only if he played him. Rodgers has a fantastic record of improving young players, but without any decent playing time, it would be a waste.

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