Liverpool academy star Luca Stephenson has signed his first professional contract with the Reds and has since showcased his delight over a new deal with a post on Instagram.

Liverpool v Stoke City: U18 Premier League

KIRKBY, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Luca Stephenson of Liverpool and Jack Griffiths of Stoke City in action during the U18 Premier League game at The Kirkby Academy on September 19, 2020 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Stephenson, 17, joined Liverpool at U15 level from his hometown club Sunderland. He recently made his debut with the U18 squad last year and has begun this season as part of Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s squad.

Renowned for combative and creative presence in the middle of the park coupled with his Sunderland routes, it is no surprise that Stephenson has drawn comparisons with Liverpool club-captain Jordan Henderson.

The teenager’s first professional contract comes just days after putting in a stunning performance during the U18’s impressive 5-0 victory against Stoke City at the weekend.

There is no information as to how long the contract is as of yet but there is expected to be an update regarding the finer details of the deal.

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Following the announcement, Stephenson took to Instagram to share his pride following his recent extension with the club which has attracted a number of congratulatory messages from teammates such as Billy Koumetio, Layton Stewart and Conor Bradley.

 

 

 

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