Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool have completed the signing of Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Brazilian club Internacional. Getty Images

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Allan Rodrigues de Souza from Brazilian club Internacional, and the youngster is currently training with the Reds at their Melwood training complex.

"LFC have secured Allan for the future and he's currently spending time with the Reds with the permission of his club, Internacional," an official club statement read, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

The Brazilian midfielder has been training with the club and is said to have impressed coaches enough to earn him a permanent deal to remain with the Merseyside club for the foreseeable future.

The report claims that the Reds have agreed a £500,000 deal with the Brazilian club for the transfer of the young midfielder, who was named in the squad for Liverpool's friendly against HJK Helsinki on Saturday, 1 August.

The 18-year-old midfielder is said to have caught the eye of the Merseyside club's officials during the Frenz International Cup, where he played a key role in helping the Internacional U18's lift the cup by beating Estudiantes 3-2 in the final.

Brendan Rodgers, who has already added seven players to the senior squad, has now turned his attention towards strengthening the youth setup at the club and has already made inroads into the market.

The Merseyside club have signed Bobby Adekanye, who was a free agent after his move from Ajax to Barcelona was deemed illegal, while having also snapped up young 17-year-old striker Brooks Lennon from MLS side Real Salt Lake.

Meanwhile, the Reds boss is confident that his team will be ready for their trip to Stoke City on the first day of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

It is a repeat of Liverpool's last fixture of the 2014/15 campaign, when the Reds were soundly thrashed 6-1 by the Potters. The Merseyside club have since strengthened their ranks and have had a successful pre-season, and the manager believes that after another week's training his players will be ready to face Mark Hughes's side.

"I was pleased. We were better in the second half than the first. We tried to look at something in the first half," Rodgers told Liverpool's official site.

"But our fluency was really good in the second half and obviously we scored a couple of really good goals. I'm pleased - another good workout for us in the last of our pre-season games abroad."

"In terms of everything that the players have been through - all the travel around the world - they are in good condition. We still have another week's good work to do, but we'll really focus in on that and come Stoke, we'll be ready," the former Swansea City manager added.