Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that teenage midfielder Dan Smith has left to join Liverpool.

The 16-year old England youth international has moved to Anfield on a deal believed to be worth around £250,000 which could rise with future add-ons and bonuses.

"We are naturally disappointed that Dan has decided to sign for Liverpool," said Crew spokesman Rob Wilson.

"The club has received an undisclosed fee and future add-ons but we would have much preferred to have seen him play for our first team."

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