Liverpool signs highly-touted U.S. midfielder

Liverpool has confirmed that it has signed midfielder Marc Pelosi from the DeAnza Force Club based in California.

Pelosi captained the United States in the U-17 World Cup in Mexico earlier this year, leading his country into the second round of the tournament. He has made 28 appearances for the national team at the youth level, scoring eight goals.

"We're determined to identify the best possible talent globally and I'm delighted we've been able to bring Marc in to the club," Liverpool's academy director Frank McParland told the club's official website.