Asian pair get Liverpool chance

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Liverpool have made their first steps into towards the potentially lucrative Asian market by inviting two South Korean teenagers on loan.

The pair arrived in Merseyside on Saturday ahead of a week-long trial at the club's Academy training facility, and will be looking to impress the Reds' coaching staff.

Kim Yoon-Soo, 16, and Park Hyeon-Jim, 18, met first team stars Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll on their Anfield arrival, and trained with the reserves on Monday morning in their first Liverpool session.

"I've grown up as a Liverpool fan so this is very special for me," central midfielder Kim told the club's official website.

The youngest of the pair, Kim idolises Barcelona starlet Xavi and is delighted to get his opportunity in England.

"I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I was shown the letter saying I was coming here. I was so excited I woke up several times last night and couldn't wait to get out there.

"I'm pleased to have completed my first session and can't wait for the rest of the week now. Back home we can only dream of an opportunity like this. I am living that dream and have no words to describe it. It is massive."


Park, an attacking midfielder, echoed his compatriot's sentiments, and the pair will also take part in training sessions with the Liverpool Under 18 side as they look to maximise their opportunities whilst with the club.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am very grateful to be here. It is something I will be able to talk about for the rest of my life and I'll always be proud of it no matter what the outcome is."

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