BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, February 7, 2013
In a very promising turn of events, US U-20 midfielder Marc Pelosi was added to Liverpool's Europa League roster for the knockout stages.
Also released is that Pelosi will wear number 44 for the tournament.
Pelosi, 18, has been a prominent player with Liverpool's reserve team as well as their U-19 team in the NextGen series tournament. He signed with the club in 2011 following the U-17 World Cup in Mexico.
Born in Germany but raised in California, Pelosi has been a frequent contributor to US youth national teams over the years but was not released by his club to be on the current US U-20 roster for World Cup qualifying. US U-20 head coach Tab Ramos has said he will add two more players to the team in the coming days.
Liverpool FC will take on Zenit St. Petersburg in a two game series in the Round of 16 of the Europa League. The first leg will be on February 14 in Russia with Liverpool hosting the return leg on February 21.