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REPORT: Liverpool have completed the signing of Derry City attacker Trent Kone-Doherty, Liverpool close to signing Jude Bellingham

Liverpool have completed the signing of Derry City attacker

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Liverpool have signed 16-year-old Trent Kone-Doherty from Derry City, with his former club wishing him the best on Twitter. The Ireland U16 international mostly plays in an attacking position.

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The youngster has five caps for his international side’s U16 side and has scored two goals for them. Kone-Doherty has also featured for Ireland’s U17 side.

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Liverpool’s academy has been churning out some great players lately. Recently on the pre-season tour, we got to witness some academy stars plying their trade against some of the biggest names in world football.

Stefan Bajcetic is a 17-year-old Spaniard who has impressed a lot of folks with his displays during the pre-season. The youngster has featured in all three of our games as of yet and has shown great potential.

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The youngster is a versatile defender and midfielder who has been played in the middle of the park by Jurgen Klopp in Thailand as well as Leipzig. And fans have been raving about him on social media.

 

Tyler Morton and Isaac Mabaya have been the other standouts during the pre-season. The duo featured in the game against Manchester United and Crystal Palace in the first two games.

 

Morton is the other midfielder who’s caught the eyes of fans. He’s another youngster with a good head on his shoulders. The 19-year-old has been calm on the ball and looks like a great prospect.

 

Mabaya is another player fans raved about after his performance against Manchester United. The 17-year-old played as a right-back and made great runs down the channels.

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We have other youngsters in the first team fold, such as Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho. The two have shown great promise playing in the middle of the park despite being attacking players.

Fans will hope Kone-Doherty flourishes in the future the same way our other Trent has over the years. The future looks bright with such talented youngsters backing up our senior side.

 

Liverpool close to signing Jude Bellingham

Liverpool might not be signing Jude Bellingham this summer but they are already setting an agreement in place to sign him next year.

 

According to an exclusive story covered by Football Insider earlier in the day, the Reds are putting in place a Keita-type agreement to hire the services of the England international.

 

 

Back in the summer of 2017, Liverpool agreed a deal with RB Leipzig that saw Guinean international, Naby Keita, arrive at Anfield in 2018.

 

The news source claim the Merseysiders are looking to seal a similar deal for Bellingham and are making strong progress.

 

The youngster still has more than two years left on his contract and he earns around £50,000 a week at the Signal Iduna Park (Bild).

 

Earlier this month, Liverpool Echo revealed that Liverpool are prepared to agree a big deal to sign the teenage sensation, who is valued at around £103million by Borussia Dortmund.

 

Bellingham has been fantastic for BvB since moving to Germany from Birmingham City in 2020. He directly contributed in 20 goals in the last campaign under Marco Rose and he could be the one to reinforce our aging midfield.

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Former Reds star, Dietmar Hamann, believes the 19-year-old box-to-box midfielder would be ideal for Jurgen Klopp (Goal): The Kaiser stated:

 

“I think he (Bellingham) would be the perfect fit. He gets a goal, is a very good footballer, he is tremendous for his age. That’s the area they (Liverpool) need to address.”

It remains to be seen how much money the Reds are willing to spend in terms of fees and wages to get the signing done.

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