Liverpool snaps up highly-rated American youngster

AP, Tuesday 8 Nov 2011

Marc Pelosi's transfer to the Premier League team's academy squad will take place this week


Liverpool has completed the signing of highly-rated United States youth international Marc Pelosi. The 17-year-old midfielder will join the Premier League team’s academy squad following his move from De Anza Force Club in California on Tuesday

Pelosi has played 28 times for the USA’s Under-17 side, scoring eight goals, and captained the team in this year’s World Cup in Mexico.

Liverpool academy director Frank McParland says, "we’re determined to identify the best possible talent globally and I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Marc into the club.”

Liverpool is owned by American investment company Fenway Sports Group.

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