Done: Liverpool complete first summer signing, Chelsea star in the block


The Reds have begun their reinforcing process on a bright note as they became the first club — among the top-six Premier League clubs — to sign a new player, after confirming the signature of Chelsea youngster Christie-Davies yesterday.

It was reported yesterday that the Blues are ready to part way with the 20-year-old midfielder having failed to offer him a new contract.

The youngster’s contract with the West London Club is set to expire by the end of this month, but the Reds can’t wait that long before they start working with him ahead of next season.

According to yesterday’s report via the Daily Mirror, Christie-Davies had a successful trial with the Merseyside club in the early part of the year, and his impressive performances were the reason behind the club’s decision to offer him a new contract.

Having joined the Red on a free transfer last night, the youngster told reporters how happy he was to have impressed the team’s manager during his trials.

He further revealed his affection towards the club, who warmly received him in his first visit to the Anfield.

According to him, Liverpool is a club that gives youngsters the chance to showcase their own talents. The Reds are one of the clubs in the world that encourage the development of youngsters into a world-class player.

“As a young player, you always want to see the club you’re at pushing young players through,” he said.

Having confirmed Christie-Davies’ signature, the 20-year-old midfielder is now the second player who left Chelsea for Liverpool after Solanke’s switch to Anfield from Stamford Bridge last summer.

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