Liverpool will confirm the catches of Bajcetic and Scanlon in a double blow for the teenagers

The Reds beat Manchester United to capture the former Spanish club Celta Vigo, while adding the youngster from Birmingham City

Liverpool will complete the capture of teenage defenders Stefan Bajcetic and Calum Scanlon.

The Reds defeated Manchester United to sign Bajcetic from Spanish club Celta Vigo, while snatching Scanlon from Birmingham City.

Both transactions are expected to be officially confirmed by the Reds in the new year.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will welcome both players to the Merseyside Under-18 team, while Premier League champions continue to seek to fuel the top talent of the future among them.

Bajcetic’s signing – which is believed to have cost £ 224,000 – not only saw Liverpool defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s red devils, but also imminent Brexit regulations.

Clubs in the UK will not be able to sign players under the age of 18 from European Union countries due to restrictions on free movement from 2021.

Bajcetic is the son of Srdan Bajcetic, who played for Red Star and Celta Vigo, among other teams, in a career that spanned from the early 1990s to 2004.

Scanlon – who previously confirmed on Instagram that he was ready to make the move to Anfield – meanwhile arrives from St Andrew for a fee in the region of 400,000 pounds.

Both Bajcetic’s and Scanlon’s 15-year-old signatures are particularly notable, given Liverpool’s more traditional reluctance to invest in academy players outside its own club hierarchy compared to rivals. their.

Bajcetic and Scanlon are expected to report to the U18 team at Kirkby under Marc Bridge-Wilkinson to advance to U23 under Barry Lewtas.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s senior side are facing a New Year’s respite after Wednesday’s goalless draw with Newcastle, returning to action on Monday against high-speed Southampton.

The Reds have dropped points in two trotting games now, drawing both against West Brom and the Magpies, which has ruined their attempts to increase their lead in the Premier League.

Klopp’s side currently have a three-point lead over second-placed Manchester United, who could tie on points if they beat Aston Villa on Friday.