Liverpool will not follow up their interest in non-league striker Daniel Carr after he struggled to make an impact while appearing in the Under-21's 3-3 draw with West Ham.
The Liverpool Echo has reported that the trialist was largely ineffective and was replaced on the hour mark by Adam Morgan. Carr has now returned to Ryman League Division One South side Dulwich Hamlet.
The 18-year-old had come to Liverpool's attention after impressing for the non-league outfit where he scored 23 goals in just 23 appearances. He had previously been on the books of Reading but was released in the summer and was converted from a winger into a striker.
Carr was handed the chance to train with the Liverpool youth side but it seems the step up to competitive action may simply have been too much as he failed to make a significant impact.
Despite Carr now returning to Dulwich, it seems Liverpool will continue to monitor the progress of the young striker for the remainder of the season as Charlton and Chelsea are also said to be interested in the striker.
It was some step up in quality for the youngster as he was playing in a Liverpool side which featured four players from the Liverpool first team squad in Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey, Suso and Andre Wisdom.
There was also a strong line-up from West Ham who fielded highly-rated youngsters Daniel Potts and Elliot Lee, while Brazilian striker Wellington Paulista was also handed another opportunity to impress.
While there was little joy for Carr, it was a high scoring game with Sterling grabbing Liverpool's first before Suso added two more. It had been West Ham that opened the scoring through Potts and the Hammers twice equalised through Paulista and in the final minutes through Lee.
Both sides have excelled in the inaugural Under-21 Premier League and are competing in the Elite Group with Liverpool currently sitting in third, while West Ham are in fifth place.