Wednesday, 27th August, 2014

Dutch Eredivisie side FC Utrecht have expressed their delight at being able to sign Liverpool forward Kristoffer Peterson on a permanent deal, with the capture all the sweeter given Brendan Rodgers wanted to keep the 19-year-old at Anfield.

FC Utrecht had initially been looking to sign Peterson on loan, but with Liverpool's recent acquisition of Mario Balotelli, the youngster's chances receded even further and the Dutch side pulled off a permanent deal.

It is something which has pleased the club, as they know how highly rater Peterson was by Rodgers.

General manager Wilco van Schaik told Voetbal International: "We talked to Liverpool for a long time because Brendan Rodgers wanted to keep him in the squad.


"With the latest Liverpool purchase came our chance to attract him", the FC Utrecht deal-maker continued.


"We followed him for a long time and it's an important signal that we've been able to sign him with our own resources."

The Swede spent time on loan at Tranmere Rovers last term, while he also featured for Liverpool in pre-season, scoring against both Brondby and Preston North End.

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