Liverpool bring in record-breaking international striker on trial

Liverpool have handed Indian striker Lallianzuala Chhangte a trial at the club, according to reports from Metro.

The 18-year-old may not be well-known outside of his homeland, but his two goals scored against Nepal in international action in December make him the youngest player to have ever scored for his nation.

Although the quality of Indian football is questionable, reports claim Liverpool have taken Chhangte, as well as his team-mate Jerry Mawia, on a trial basis from DSK Shivajians, with the two clubs have agreed a partnership as the Premier League giants look to increase their profile in the Asian country.

The pair will be training with the Merseysiders’ academy players at their Kirkby base, and could be signed permanently should they impress.

Football in India has increased in terms of profile and quality in recent years, with the initiation of the Indian Super League having helped boost the sport’s reputation.