Liverpool have sealed the signing of young goalkeeper, Ben Winterbottom from Championship side, Blackburn Rovers.
The shot-stopper was out of contract with Tony Mowbray’s side in the summer, which has raised interest from the Reds, who have wasted no time in striking a deal for Winterbottom.
The 17-year-old is likely to provide cover for the Liverpool under 18’s side, and has a considerable amount of experience under his belt at youth level.
He had previously undergone a trial with Liverpool and seemingly made a good impression for Barry Lewtas’ side as they have snapped him up relatively quickly.
“Ben was available and with the injuries we’ve got, it’s about making sure we have enough cover,” Liverpool Under-18s boss Barry Lewtas told the Liverpool ECHO.
“He has trained well and will prove to be a good addition to the squad.”
He has already featured in the Liverpool under 18’s squad as he was named as an unused substitute for their derby win over Everton at the weekend.
He’ll be hoping to progress through the ranks for the Reds and make a name for himself at such an early stage of his career.
A smart bit of business by Liverpool.
He’s evidently got something about him if the Reds were targeting him this month, and they’ve made the right move in snapping him up before other clubs could in the summer.
He’s got a bright future ahead of him, that’s for sure.