Date: 19th May 2011 at 11:03am
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Liverpool have made a move to sign a left-back. Now this is not the big name left-back signing that many of us have been waiting for but it is a key signing for the future. Irish starlet Alex O’Hanlon who is only 15 years old, plays for Dublin’s fabled St Kevin’s Boys’ Club which launched the career of Liam Brady as well as Damien Duff, Stephen Carr and Ian Harte.

The left-back is rated as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Ireland in years and has caused a stampede of interest among England’s elite, having spent time at Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton.

St Kevin’s club secretary Brendan Bermingham only had good things to say about O’Hanlon. He said: “He is very highly thought of. He’s an excellent full-back and hopefully he might turn out like Gareth Bale.

“He’s got a really good attitude, quiet and unassuming.

“He’s just football, football, football.”

This is a great signing for Liverpool especially since many top clubs were after him but we have managed to get him to join us. With the way Dalglish has been giving the youngsters at the club a chance, I would not be shocked to see O’Hanlon being slowly nurtured into the reserve and first teams next season if he is really that good. As per the Liverpool way, O’Hanlon will spend time in the Academy and then work his way up.

Courtesy of KopTalk, here is footage below of O’Hanlon at Liverpool.