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Report: Liverpool's Tom Hill signs first professional contract with the Reds

According to the club’s official website, Liverpool’s attacking midfielder Tom Hill has signed his first professional contract with the Reds.

Hill, 17, has enjoyed a hugely impressive 2019/20 campaign after making the step up to the U18s last August. The teenager has six goals in just nine U18 Premier League appearances this season.

The Reds youngster is predominantly an attacking midfielder from Formby. Hill has been at the club since the age of six and has progressed throughout the academy set-up at Kirkby before signing his first professional deal in football.

Hill has also recently made the leap to U23 football with the club having started under Neil Critchley in both of the Reds’ PL 2 matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Known for his well-timed runs and ability to wreak havoc in dangerous areas of the pitch have led to Hill clocking up eight goals across all levels this season.

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Hill’s gargantuan rise since the start of the season recently culminated in his first senior debut for the Reds after featuring in Liverpool’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa in December.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 17: Liverpool players prepare to defend a set piece during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on December 17, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Hill’s first professional contract comes at the perfect time for the youngster after witnessing just how much the Reds values young talent at the club.

The teenager’s new deal comes less than 24 hours after Liverpool triumphed over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield after boasting the youngest starting line-up in a major competition in the club’s 127-year history.

Seven of the Reds players who emerged victorious against the League One outfit were teenagers, and three  – Liam Millar, Adam Lewis and Jake Cain – were debutants. The average age of the starting XI was 19 years and 102 days.

The kids have vindicated Jurgen Klopp’s leap of faith to entrust all responsibilities to the club’s academy setup and this will only boast well for talented players such as Hill going forward.

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