Young defender has joined Southend United on a youth loan from Liverpool
Southend United Football Club is pleased to announce the loan signing of Jakub Sokolik from Premier League side Liverpool.
The 20-year-old defender was with Blues last week on trial, and manager Phil Brown was impressed.
Sokolik has signed on loan until the end of the 2013/14 season.
The Czech centre-back arrived at Anfield from Banik Ostrava during the 2009/10 season.
Sokolik suffered a few injury problems during the 2011/12 season, and has been playing for Liverpool’s under-21 side this campaign.
He featured for Blues in a friendly against Colchester United last week.
Blues’ boss said: “I was very impressed with Jakub in the game against Colchester and in training last week.
“We’ve had a number of injury problems in the centre of defence this season, and he’ll come in to play a big part between now and the end of the season.
“He’s a young lad, but Liverpool have given him a good education. I’m sure he’ll come here and make an impact.”
Sokolik is available for tonight’s game against Scunthorpe United and will wear the number 35 shirt.