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Irish winger Pilkington linked with Liverpool move

Kenny Dalglish is understood to be closely monitoring the performances of the player.

Pilkington has been one of Norwich's star players this season.
Pilkington has been one of Norwich's star players this season.

IRISH UNDER-21 winger Anthony Pilkington could be on his way to Liverpool, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has impressed so far this season with a series of accomplished displays for Norwich.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have used a variety of players on the wing during their campaign, with new signings such as Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson having failed to spark so far in the role.

Consequently, Kenny Dalglish is understood to be closely monitoring the player’s performances ahead of the January transfer window.

Moreover, any such move would represent an incredible story for the player, who was playing League One football for Huddersfield until his move to Norwich this summer.

And yet despite his fine form, he has so far not been called up to Trapattoni’s Irish squad, with the likes of Aiden McGeady and Andy Keogh currently ahead of him in the pecking order.

Pilkington also remains eligible for the England team, having been born in Lancashire, however he has already turned out for the Irish Under-21 side.

Nonetheless, Pilkington’s international future is far from certain, and he recently indicated he would consider switching his allegiances, telling the Eastern Daily Press:

“If they both came in I’d have to think about it, but I’m not thinking about that. I’m just enjoying my football down here at Norwich. I’m not thinking about any international call-ups or anything like that, I just want to concentrate on getting the three points each week and playing well.”

Pilkington has scored four goals from ten appearances this season for Norwich, helping his team climb to 11th place in the Premier League.

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