Liverpool Football Club confirms that Ryan Kent has signed a new long-term deal with the club, confirming that he’s forced his way into Jürgen Klopp’s plans for the 2017/18 season.
Off the back of a very impressive pre-season with Liverpool, the 20-year-old has signed a new long-term deal with the Reds.
His most notable moment from pre-season was putting Bayern Munich right back Rafinha on his backside with a slick stepover before playing a cut back for Marko Grujic to convert.
A player adept at using both feet shown by his ability to take corners on either side, Kent looks set to take his chance in the Liverpool first team this season.
Kent told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s a big achievement. It’s pay off for all the hard work that’s been put in over the last few years, so it’s a big achievement for me, my mum, my dad, my family and friends that have been with me throughout this big journey. I’m looking forward to kicking on in the future now.
“It was an easy decision. I am with a manager here that is willing to play young players and invest his time into my progression as a player.
“Liverpool has the right foundations to make me a good player in the future.”
Liverpool take on Watford this weekend and Kent will be hoping to be included in Klopp’s matchday squad.
Now that he’s been offered a new deal it’s up to the winger to make the most of the opportunity to go on and keep developing and push Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah for a spot in the starting XI.
Kent has a lot of potential and at such a young age has plenty of time to go on and keep growing to turn into a player of the highest order.