Liverpool sign Golden Jaguars keeper McKenzie-Lyle
Liverpool appear to have signed goalkeeper Golden Jaguars Kai McKenzie-Lyle on a permanent deal after a successful trial period.
The 20-year-old shared an image of him putting pen to paper at the Reds’ Melwood training ground on Instagram, having initially joined on trial in July.
The 6ft 7ins keeper played for the Reds’ Under-23 team in a 1-1 draw with Hungarian side ETO Gyor in the summer, with his arrival on Merseyside serving as the latest chapter in an eventful career thus far.
Having come through the ranks at Barnet, McKenzie-Lyle made his Football League debut at the age of 17 in September 2015, when he came on as a substitute in a match at Portsmouth after Bees’ No.1 Jamie Stephens had been sent off.
He’s also enjoyed loan spells at Cockfosters, St Ives Town and Hayes & Yeading United.
Born in Haringey, north London, McKenzie-Lyle was scouted for the Guyana national team at the age of 18 by researchers from Football Manager video game.
He then followed that up with a penalty save against Jamaica in his second game.
McKenzie-Lyle will battle it out with young goalkeepers Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelleher for a spot in Liverpool’s Under-23 team, with the latter set to be out for a month after picking up a training ground injury. (mirror.co.uk)