Ben Woodburn pens new Liverpool deal

Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn has committed his future to the Merseyside outfit by signing a new long-term contract at Anfield.

Woodburn, 18, who became the club’s third-youngest debutant, made his senior debut for the Reds in a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on home turf.

The teenager has also progressed on the international level and scored on his debut for Wales in a World Cup qualifying win over Austria.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to sign a new contract with Liverpool,” the forward told the club’s official website. “This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible. When I was told, all I wanted to do was sign the contract. It feels good. Now I just want to carry on and hopefully show the manager what I can do.

“I think there is loads of room for improvement. I’ve just got to keep working and trying in training every day and hopefully, I will improve. Defending and maybe getting a few more goals [are what I want to improve]. Just trying to come in with the first team and play like a first-team player.

“But I think I’ve grown as a player and matured physically and technically, and grown in confidence. For the rest of this season, my aim is just to carry on, try to play as many games for the U19s and first team. Hopefully, I will get some more appearances for the first team and progress in the U19s Champions League.”

Woodburn has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season, but he featured in the EFL Cup.