Liverpool have confirmed the signing of left-back Tony Gallacher from Scottish Championship side Falkirk.
The Reds announced on their official Twitter account on Saturday that Gallacher, 18, has agreed terms to move to Anfield and join up with the development squad.
We're delighted to confirm the signing of Tony Gallacher from Falkirk.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 27, 2018
Gallacher had been a mainstay of Falkirk’s first-team this season in Scotland’s second-tier, making 17 appearances in all competitions and supplying two assists in the process.
His former side have now been left to battle against suffering relegation without the left-sided flyer, who was a product of their academy and had earned six caps for Scotland’s Under-19s.
BBC Sport has previously reported that Liverpool will pay £200,000 for the speedy left-back after a successful week-long trial on Merseyside.
Gallacher will now continue his development in Liverpool’s Under-23s side.
Football Insider verdict
Gallacher is definitely going to be in good company at Liverpool as he will be joining up with fellow Scot and fellow left-back Andrew Robertson. Gallacher has left being a mainstay of a first-team in order to move to a Premier League club’s Under-23s. That move may, if anything, stall his progress and Liverpool may have best aided the left-back’s development by sending him back to Falkirk on loan until the end of the season. That was he can earn vital experience in first-team football and would also get to grips with the huge stakes of the game with a relegation battle to contend with. It remains to be seen how good the Scotland youth international is and fans will no doubt hope he can be a hit in a few years’ time.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are plotting a late January bid for this powerhouse centre-forward.