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Liverpool lose out to arch-rivals in the race for talented Scottish winger

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Manchester City beat Liverpool to 17-year-old winger Liam Smith

Liverpool have lost out to Manchester City in the race to sign talented youngster Liam Smith. (h/t Mirror)

The 17-year-old winger had drawn attention from the Premiership duo apart from Scottish giants Rangers.

Smith has signed a professional contract that will keep him at the Etihad for four years. This will become effective when the player turns 18 in June.

Liam Smith

The winger caught City’s eye after scoring the winner for Scotland’s under-16 side against Malta in a three-team tournament at the Mediterranean island in March. (h/t Daily Mail)

The youngster, who has not made a single senior appearance for Kilmarnock, will cost City a compensation of £200,0000. (h/t BBC)

Kilmarnock are also expected to earn a future fee, depending on the teenager’s performances for City. Smith has represented Scotland at the youth level and has won 3 caps for the Scottish Under-17 side.

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Liverpool have just finished the signing of former City youth player Joe Hardy from Brentford. The player will join up with the Reds Under-23 side. (h/t Liverpoolfc)

Hardy is Liverpool’s second signing of the window following the capture of Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg.

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