Youth prospect Paul Glatzel has committed his long term future to Liverpool.
The 18-year-old forward earned a new contract after a prolific 2018/19 season at U18 level that saw him score 28 goals.
Liverpool born and raised Glatzel played a key role in the teams success as they lifted the FA Youth Cup. The tournaments top goal scorer he netted eight times.
Upon signing the new deal he told Liverpoolfc.com “It’s a great feeling obviously.
“I’ve been at the club for so long and I just want to keep going and see where it takes me. Hopefully I can crack on now and keep going. The contract makes it easier.”
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His impressive form at youth level clearly caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp who brought the teenage striker into the first team squad during pre-season.
Glatzel unfortunately sustained a serious knee injury during a friendly match against Tranmere Rovers. An injury that is expected to rule the young forward out for the majority of the campaign.
Despite being sidelined for so long Liverpool have moved to tie down the young starlet. A bold move with the uncertainty that can come with long term injuries.
The board are clearly convinced he is the future of the club and Liverpool fans will be hoping they are right.
A local lad who is prolific in front of goal, something unseen at Anfield since a prime Robbie Fowler.
Perhaps Glatzel will reach those heights; only time will tell.