Liverpool beat Friday's transfer deadline to snap up the services of French youngster Damien Plessi from Olympique Lyon.

The 19 year old holding midfield player will be added to the reserve ranks at Melwood.

"He is a good player, big and strong, and we're sure he'll do well for us," said manager Rafael Benitez.

"He's only a young boy with plenty of time to work on his game but it depends on his progress how quickly he can force his way into the first team."