Bobby Duncan, cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, has expressed his delight and determination to succeed after completing his move to Anfield.
The 17-year-old left Man City on the expiry of his youth terms in June, and was widely reported to have signed a three-year contract with the Reds.
But while Isaac Christie-Davies was pictured turning out for the Liverpool U23s during pre-season, following his arrival from Chelsea, Duncan was not so easily spotted.
Taking to Instagram on Friday evening, however, the England U17s forward confirmed his switch to Merseyside, and told supporters he had “waited so long for this day.”
“I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed for Liverpool Football Club,” he wrote.
“Waited so long for this day to finally come, [joining] a club I’ve grown up watching and supported all my life.
“[Liverpool is] my boyhood club, my dream! Now let’s get down to business.”
Curtis Jones also shared a picture of him and Duncan as team-mates at a young age, with the pair to be reunited in the Reds’ academy:
It remains to be seen whether the ex-City forward joins the U18s or U23s, but it is more likely to takes up a role with the former, providing Barry Lewtas with another attacking option.
The U18s have enjoyed a productive pre-season, with friendly victories over Burton Albion and Blackpool coming before wins against MTK Budapest and Rapid Wien during their tour of Hungary.
They were held to a 1-1 draw by Hertha Berlin last time out, with Duncan travelling as part of the squad in Germany, and will begin their U18 Premier League campaign away to Sunderland on August 11.
Meanwhile, Adam Lewis made his return to action after the U19 Euros when he featured in the U23s’ 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
Pedro Chirivella and Sheyi Ojo both took to the field in France, while trialist goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle once again turned out between the sticks.