Liverpool won race to sign Polish prodigy

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of highly-rated youngster Jakub Ojrzynski, who is currently at Legia Warsaw and is tracked by Manchester United, Spanish outfit Valencia and Italian champions Juventus.

Despite interest from rival clubs, the Reds have managed to see off the competition, as the Liverpool Echo reports. Jakub Ojrzynski will join Anfield side this summer in a deal worth £200,000 and will link up with the Under-18 squad at the club’s academy.

The arrival of the Polish goalkeeper will serve as Liverpool’s first signing of the summer, though it will be some time before the youngster steps up the first-team.

Jurgen Klopp, however, did have the opportunity to check out the Pole’s talents when he trained with the first-team during a recent trial. The goalkeeping position at Anfield had been a constant thorn in the side of every Reds side, before the big-money arrival of Alisson last summer transfer window.

Liverpool paid £67 million to bring the Brazil international from AS Roma, and the South American won the Golden Glove in his first Premier League year after keeping 21 clean sheets.

Jurgen Klopp is expecting to have a quiet window, with the Merseysiders tipped to make just minor additions to their squad.

The Premier League runners-up are targeting two signings this transfer window and only want to add a back-up full-back and striker to their ranks.

Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri is understood to be on the transfer list, and Jurgen Klopp wants to sell him in the summer.