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Liverpool snap-up 14-year-old Ojo

November 17, 2011

Liverpool have signed highly-rated teenage midfielder Seyi Ojo from League One side MK Dons.

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GettyImagesLiverpool have made a high-profile addition to their academy

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Ojo, 14, has been snapped up by the Premier League club's academy following four years with the Dons.He has been capped twice by England at under-16 level, playing during their recent Victory Shield campaign.

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Seyi and his parents which has proved far too difficult to turn down,'' Dons chairman Peter Winkelman told the club's official website. "There has been a lot of interest and speculation regarding Seyi which he has coped with admirably.

"We are extremely proud to have Seyi in our record books as our first schoolboy to receive an international cap. Everyone at the club would like to wish Seyi the best of luck in his future and we all look forward to the day he runs out at Anfield.''