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Official: Liverpool's Second January Signing Confirmed

Reigning European champions Liverpool have bolstered their squad after completing their second signing of the January transfer window, and brought in a player who will have trained with South Africa's own Kamohelo Makotjo.

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On Monday, just days after Takumi Minamino arrived at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp's side completed a deal to sign Brentford youth striker Joe Hardy for an undisclosed transfer fee. 

The 21-year-old, who had previously developed in Manchester City's youth academy, joins the Reds after scoring 40 goals in 80 appearances for Brentford's B side. 

Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane was quick to praise Hardy following his departure to Anfield and revealed his belief that the move was an important step in the player's development.

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"Joe has been here for a number of years and last year he had a pretty fruitful season in terms of being the top goalscorer and playing a number of games," MacFarlane told the Bees' official website.

"He's perhaps come to the end of his time with the club in terms of the strategy, and to go to a club the size of Liverpool can only be good for him.

"The club are flying at the moment, they're European champions, and potential Premier League winners, so being in and around that environment can only be good for Joe. He's certainly going from an environment here that has prepared him properly.

"We've said it in recent months, that not all of our players will go on to play for Brentford's first team, but what we want to do is give them a career and this is a step forward in Joe's career and his mind to go to Liverpool and compete with the under-23 group and see where it takes him."

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Hardy had also previously trained with the club's first team, where Bafana Bafana international Mokotjo has been a mainstay since signing from FC Twente in 2017.

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