Jurgen Klopp plays key role in helping Liverpool beat Chelsea and Man United to transfer of Dutch starlet

Liverpool have reportedly beaten fierce rivals Man United and Chelsea to the signing of Ajax and Holland youngster Ki-Jana Hoever, with manager Jurgen Klopp playing a starring role in helping the Reds get the deal over the line.

This is according to the Liverpool Echo, who note that the 16-year-old was a target for United and Chelsea, as well as big-spending Manchester City, however it’s the Reds who managed to beat everyone and snag a deal for Hoever.

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The Echo’s report also states that Klopp’s willingness to give some of Liverpool’s younger players a chance at Anfield is the the reason why Hoever decided on a move to Merseyside as opposed to London or Manchester.

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Hoever’s move was decided on Jurgen Klopp’s use of younger players

Despite not much being known about Hoever, it’ll be a nice thing for Reds fans to see the club get one over on both Chelsea and United, even if it is for a 16-year-old!

Hoever played a fairly significant role for Ajax’s U17 side last season, with the right-back bagging two goals and an assist in 13 appearances, an impressive return for a defender.

It’s an encouraging sight for Liverpool fans to see their club beat a whole host of other bigs sides to a promising youth prospect, something that shows they are definitely thinking towards the future.

Only time will tell whether Hoever’s time at Anfield will become a success, however seeing as some of the Premier League’s biggest teams were after him, he must a whole host of potential in his locker!

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