Liverpool ‘agree deal’ with teen Marcelo Pitaluga travelling to England ‘soon’

Fluminense goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga is reportedly set to sign a three-year contract at Premier League champions Liverpool.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been quiet this summer, with just the one new signing arriving at Anfield in the form of Kostas Tsimikas.

Liverpool waltzed to their maiden Premier League title last season and are considered by many as favourites to retain their crown.

And Klopp is seemingly making sure that the youthful aspect of his side remains strong with the reported capture of 17-year-old Pitaluga.

Globo Esportes in Brazil claim Fluminense have accepted a bid from Liverpool in the region of €1m with a further €1m depending on bonuses.

And the report adds that Pitaluga will be travelling to England soon to sign a three-year deal with an option for another two.

Liverpool begin the defence of their title this weekend, though Klopp insists his players will not go into their shell.

He said: “First of all, it was my response when somebody told me we have to defend the title. I don’t understand that; maybe I am not smart enough, but I didn’t understand it.

“If there is a title out there, we obviously have shown that last year we were able to go for it. We did it. The year before as well.

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“That doesn’t mean we will this year because we don’t take these things for granted, but the titles out there we attack them.

“Not only the one, because that’s how I understand it – we are all in the same position, we all start from the same position: nil games, nil points, now let’s go for it. That’s how I understand it and how I’ve understood it always.

“That’s what we did in the last years, so why should we change it now just because we want it?

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“We didn’t go out of the Champions League last season because we won it the year before, we went out because we faced a really good opponent and were unlucky in the game.

“It was not about performance, it was not about desire, it was not about these things – it was about football because it can happen, especially against these strong opponents.

“We will go again with all we have, that’s the idea. The other one is only kind of the headline of the idea, but the idea is based on different things.”

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