Liverpool are looking to sign Netherlands youth international Ki-Jana Hoever, according to ESPN. The report claims that the youngster has been training at our Kirkby academy in recent days as we hope to complete the signing of the 16-year-old.
The right-back would be joining us at the youth level and he had been playing for the U17 level for Dutch side Ajax. The youngster has represented the Dutch national side at the U15 and U16 levels and had joined Ajax from AZ Alkmaar’s academy in 2014.
Hoever is expected to join our U18 side when he signs for us and would be under Barry Lewtas, our replacement for Steven Gerrard.
The Dutch youngster does have a long way to go before he can think about playing for the first-team or be a part of the main squad.
However, we have seen youngsters receive chances under Jurgen Klopp and the German will always provide opportunities for hard-working players.
Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are examples of a few young players getting a chance to prove themselves and the latter pair has actually become options for the national side too.
Hoever can especially chart the rise of Alexander-Arnold, as the youngster rose to prominence last season and if he can perform at a similar level, we might just end up seeing the Dutchman star for us in a few years.