Teenaged defender Amara Nallo has appeared to confirm his move to Liverpool last night.

The Reds had reportedly been pursuing a move for Nallo from West Ham United, in a bid to bolster their academy.

And judging by a post on the youngster’s Instagram page last night, Liverpool have now completed the deal.

Uploading a picture of himself stood with a ‘Nallo 5’ Reds shirt at the AXA Training Centre, Nallo simply added a ‘signature’ emoji, as well as tagging Liverpool in for good measure.

The signing comes on the back of confirmation that fellow 16-year-old Trey Nyoni has also joined the academy. Welcome, Amara!

Liverpool wrap up Nallo deal

Although supporters may not be completely happy with first team signings this summer, the academy have been doing some top-notch recruiting.

Of course, most won’t be familiar with Nallo at this stage. But if Carlton Cole’s comments via Metro are anything to go off, he was certainly very highly rated at West Ham. Very highly rated indeed.

Cole is a coach with the Hammers U16 side, and as a result is well-placed to judge the Reds’ new recruit. And his words are likely to cause excitement among the fanbase.

Amara Nallo
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“I would describe Amara as a Rolls Royce of a centre-back,” raved the former England striker. “He has a great left foot and is elegant when he moves with the ball. He can play the ball with both feet and has been working on his heading as well. He’s a player who has a high ceiling.”

It doesn’t get much better than that for a young player.

With Liverpool obviously targeting young, left-sided centre-backs at the moment, perhaps Nallo could be one to watch. Of course, there’s no expectation for him to be anywhere near the first-team for a while. But you never know.

As Nyoni is reportedly rated one of the top midfielders of his age group in the country, Liverpool look to have got themselves a brilliant young duo here.