Joey Barton has got his man, with Jarell Quansah being officially unveiled as a Bristol Rovers player after the boss personally tracked the highly-rated 19-year-old.
Barton had been to watch Quansah in action as the boss looked to add depth and quality to his backline and the England under 19 international has expressed his excitement at getting the opportunity to play senior football having featured in first team squads for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Quansah has come through the famed Liverpool academy having been at the club since the age of five and his international experience has seen him pick up a European Championships medal at under 19 level in the summer.
Warrington-born Quansah was selected by Klopp to travel with Liverpool’s squad for warm weather training in Dubai during the World Cup break and now he is ready to make the step up into league football with the Gas.
"I can't wait to get started at Rovers,” he said. “I'd known of the club's interest in me for a little while and I'm looking forward to meeting all the lads and showing everyone what I can do."
The arrival is the second signing this week with goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe coming on board from Brentford, having earlier been at Crawley Town.