Liverpool have reporteldy completed the signing of promising young Dutch central defender Ki-Jana Hoever.

This Is Anfield’s Jack Lusby reports that the central defender is a versatile Dutch youth international, who is able to play across the backline.

Hoever will join up with the Reds’ U18s side this season in a bid to make an impact with the Anfield club.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were all said to be interested in the young defender, but the Reds have won the race to his services.

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The 16-year-old’s arrivals follow reports that the Liverpool have completed the signing of Barnet goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle.

The latest recruitment drive from Liverpool shows that the club are constantly on the lookout for the best young players from all over the continent.

Hoever played for Ajax at youth level but the Dutch side are facing an increasing challenge to keep hold of the young players with the Premier League teams watching carefully.