Ben Woodburn commits to Reds


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Liverpool teenager Ben Woodburn says he wants to remain with the club for as long as possible after putting pen to paper on a new contract.

The 18-year-old became the Reds’ youngest ever goalscorer, who are priced at 2.38 to finish in the top four, last season when he bagged in the EFL Cup quarter-final win over Leeds, to take the record from Michael Owen.

Woodburn has remained a fringe player for the Anfield outfit this season but Jurgen Klopp believes he has a bright future in the game.

Wales boss Chris Coleman also holds the teenager in high regard and has already called him up to the national side, which saw him score on his senior debut to beat Austria in September.

The Liverpool academy product is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League, however, he has featured in the Carabao Cup this season, while he has also been included in the matchday squad for some of their Champions League engagements.

Klopp refused to allow Woodburn to depart on loan over the summer and the club have now further reiterated their commitment to him by handing out a fresh contract.

Woodburn said: “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.”

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