The Liverpool academy has long been a proud source of talent for the club. Admittedly the turn of the century was a tough time for young stars to break through into the first team but we can still reel off an impressive list of graduates. Most recently we’ve seen Curtis Jones and Neco Williams emerge. Another promising youngster has agreed to extend his stay with Tom Hill signing a new long term contract at the club.
Tom Hill at Liverpool
Tom Hill joined the Liverpool academy aged just 6-years-old.
The box-to-box midfielder has risen through the ranks at the academy and has regularly showcased some Steven Gerrard like characteristics with his late runs into the box and determined pressing.
Born locally in Formby, Hill made his U18s debut last season and soon made his senior bow in the EFL Cup.
The youngster was afforded the opportunity with the first team unavailable due to their Club World Cup commitments.
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Tom Hill signs new contract
This week Tom Hill signed a new long term contract with Liverpool.
The youngster signed his first professional deal at the start of the year which was extended over the summer.
However, having recently turned 18-years-old the youth player was able to extend for an even longer period.
The new deal is a tremendous show of faith in the youngster given that he recently suffered a serious knee injury.
Fans react to news
Congratulations were offered to the youngster.
Congratulations mate 👏 👍
— John Boyd 19 Times League Champions (@jjb_1970) October 14, 2020
He was wished luck by fans from across the world.
take care of your health there, give the best for this club that I am proud of. good luck with the reds. #YNWA
— RARA (@yourkindie) October 14, 2020
Some wondered why so many youngsters are getting long term pro-deals.
Everyone is getting a contract. At first I thought it was a sign the kid is special but I don’t know anymore 🧐🧐
Unless it’s to ensure we get some compensation even if they go to the lower leagues
— General (@SilverDeGeneral) October 14, 2020
Another fan suggested it could be for resale value.
thats another 20mil sale to sheffield sorted pic.twitter.com/Kt2wO26gcC
— FPL Gangsta (@FplGangsta) October 14, 2020
Of course, there were the same old jokes.
Stick him in goal
— James (@lfcjms) October 14, 2020
Which some fans seem to be getting tired of.
Shame man, whenever a kid is signed, people say stick ’em in goal 🙈🙈😂😂
— Kerry N (@MissKerryDiva) October 14, 2020