By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Liverpool teenager Allan Rodrigues de Souza has completed a loan move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden, the Premier League club have announced.
As reported by Football Insider last week, the Merseysiders have agreed for the Brazilian midfielder to join the top-flight club on loan until the end of the season.
Liverpool revealed on their website they are keen for the 18-year-old central midfielder to have the chance for more competitive senior football at Sint-Truidense, who sit 10th in the Pro League standings.
Allnn was given the green light to go out on loan again after a successful stint in Finland earlier in the season.
He has been training with Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad at Liverpool’s Melwood training headquarters since returning to the club in October after helping SJK clinch their first ever Finnish league title.
Sint-Truiden, which is where Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet began his career, have some major fixtures coming up, including Anderlecht on 29 January and Standard Liege on 7 February.
Allan, who cost the Reds £500,000 from Internacional in his homeland last summer, revealed earlier this month that another loan spell was on the cards as he does not yet have a work permit to play in England.
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“I wouldn’t be available in January because my work visa isn’t ready so I will be loaned out again,” Allan said. “But I’ll be back in the middle of 2016, even more ready and eager to play for Liverpool.”
Allan caught the eye of Liverpool scouts after playing against the club’s youth team in last January’s Frenz International Cup in Indonesia. The Reds pushed through the deal last summer and Academy staff have high hopes for him.