The 17-year-old only recently signed his first professional contract with the club, penning a deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2013.
"I was going to sign for Real Madrid but one day before it the phone rang and Rafael Benitez spoke to me. He convinced me that Liverpool was the club for me and after that I had to change my plans. I was going to come to Liverpool.
"I have always liked the Premier League more than La Liga and I decided that it would be better for me to come here - even with the English weather!