We love to talk about the academy at every opportunity we get. The Reds have brought Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard through in the past, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones through in the present. It is always exciting to see who is the next best thing to come through the ranks. Liverpool have confirmed that Luca Stephenson has signed his first professional deal with the club.

Liverpool have confirmed that Luca Stephenson has signed his first professional deal with the club.

Liverpool have confirmed that Luca Stephenson has signed his first professional deal with the club. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Who is Luca Stephenson?

Luca Stephenson joined the Liverpool academy at U15 level, he turned 17-years-old last week.

He arrived on Merseyside from the Sunderland youth setup, just one of a few reasons why he is often compared to Reds’ skipper Jordan Henderson.

He played at U16 level last season and is part of Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18 side this term.

Luca Stephenson first professional contract

Luca Stephenson has today signed his first pro-contract with Liverpool.

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The teenager has put pen to paper on the deal just days after bossing the midfield against Stoke City U18s.

There is no information out on how long the contract is as of yet but we will update this page as and when the details emerge.

What RTK has to say

This is excellent news. Luca Stephenson has been a standout performer for the Liverpool U18s in recent weeks.

The Sunderland born midfielder has been impressing with his vision and range of passing from the middle of the park.

Fingers crossed he follows in the first team skipper’s footsteps and he makes it all the way to the top.

Knowing Jordan Henderson’s character he’ll probably be keeping a close eye on the talent from his home town.

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