German defender Chris Buchtmann pleased with Liverpool move

German defender Chris Buchtmann is delighted with his decision to leave home for Liverpool.

German defender Chris Buchtmann is delighted with his decision to leave home for Liverpool.

Buchtmann impressed in Liverpool's 3-0 FA Youth Cup semifinal victory over Birmingham City last night.

On his move to Merseyside, the young defender told liverpoolfc.tv: "Well I was playing for one of Germany's schoolboy teams and a Liverpool scout saw me, spoke to my Dad and offered us an opportunity to come to England on trial. I used to play for Borussia Dortmund but it was an easy decision to come here; although I did find it quite difficult at first.

"I'm only 16 years old and I have left all my family behind. I didn't speak English so well when I first arrived, but I think it's okay now and that has helped. The only problem has been Scouse!"

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