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Steven Gerrard's cousin scores hat-trick for England Under 16's vs Brazil

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Steven Gerrard retired from football this week - but it seems a relative of his is about to embark on his professional career.

Just days after the Liverpool legend hung up his boots, his cousin - Bobby Duncan - was scoring a hat-trick for England Under-16s.

Duncan, 15, scored three goals and provided an assist during the Three Lions’ 4-3 victory over Brazil - becoming the first English player to score a hat-trick against the Brazilians.

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Check out the all of the goals from the seven-goal thriller in Brazil in the video below.

But Duncan’s path to stardom looks set to be a little different from Gerrard’s.

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That’s because Duncan plays for Manchester City - rather than Liverpool.

Gerrard made his Liverpool debut at the age of 18 but it may prove difficult for Duncan to make his City debut in three years time. With Pep Guardiola being able to call on world-class strikers like Sergio Aguero - it could be difficult for the youngster to force his way into first-team football like Gerrard did.

But if Duncan can have half the career that his uncle had, he would have done very well for himself.

City’s academy is now considered one of the strongest in the country and has the ability to attract youngsters over their neighbours Manchester United.

Their success can be seen in the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Aleix Garcia, who has been impressive whenever they have featured in the first-team.

Could Duncan be the next player to progress from the academy into the first-team?

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Steven Gerrard
Jamie Carragher
England Football
Football
Liverpool
Premier League
Daniel Sturridge
Philippe Coutinho
Manchester City
Sergio Aguero

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