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DONE DEAL? Ajax stunned as Liverpool beat Chelsea, Man Utd for Ki-Jana Hoever

Liverpool have stunned Ajax after snapping up Dutch prospect Ki-Jana Hoever.

The Liverpool Echo says the 16-year-old full-back had attracted interest from a host of top European clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, the opportunities given to youngsters by Jurgen Klopp convinced Hoever that Anfield was the right place to continue his development.

As the Netherlands youth international had yet to sign a professional contract in his homeland, Liverpool only have to pay Ajax a nominal compensation fee.

The rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool is a source of inspiration for him. The 19-year-old Scouser has gone from playing under-18s football to being the club's first choice right-back and playing in the Champions League final inside three years

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