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Luton youngster joins Liverpool


Luton Town's under-15 forward Dave Moli has been signed by Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

The 14-year-old impressed Liverpool academy staff David Moss and Kenny Dalglish after being invited to the club's training facilities in October.

Luton's youth development officer Gregg Broughton said: "We never like to lose talented footballers.

"But it is important that if it's right for the club that we don't stand in the way of a young player's development."

Moli and his family will move to Merseyside where the youngster will attend school and train with the Liverpool academy five times a week.

Broughton said: "It is not our usual policy to allow any of our young players to leave Kenilworth Road for another club.

"Nobody wants to see a player with potential such as Dave's leave, but on this occasion we took into consideration a number of factors.

"The first is the value of the player in the short and long term, while the second takes into account the player's natural footballing progression and development.

"All aspects were taken into consideration and we felt it right to allow Dave and his family to talk to Liverpool."

He added: "We're delighted to be able to accept a bid on behalf of such a big club but stress our policy of allowing young players to leave is a strict one."

The Blue Square Premier side had signed Moli on Centre of Excellence forms after he was spotted in 2006.

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