Anfield sign teenager.
Liverpool have signed De Anza Force striker Marc Pelosi, who will join the Red’s academy set-up after signing a deal with the club.
The 17-year-old has played 28 times for the United States U17s and scored eight goals and captained the side in this summer’s youth-level World Cup in Mexico.
He will move from his home in California to Merseyside in the new year.
“We’re determined to identify the best possible talent globally and I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Marc in to the club,” academy director Frank McParland told the club’s website.
Meanwhile club captain Steven Gerrard is determined to get himself back to full fitness in order to play for England at Euro 2012.
The 31-year-old, who has played just five games for Liverpool this season, is hoping to regain his international place before next summer.
And then he intends to go out on a high with Fabio Capello’s men in Poland and Ukraine.
“If you put things into perspective, we’ve only been successful at one tournament ever,” he said. “That makes you realise just how difficult it is to be successful at this level.
“But it would be nice, if this is to be my last tournament, to get to a semi-final or final rather than come away disappointed like we have been previously.
“Going into any tournament as a player you always take it as your last because you never know what could happen two years down the line.
“I’ll be 32 by the time Euro 2012 comes around so whatever happens I’ll be treating it as my last one.”