Liverpool youngster Kevin Stewart signs new contract and heads out on loan

One of Liverpool's bright prospects has committed his future to the club but will spend next season on loan at Swindon Town.

Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that their 21-year-old right-back Kevin Stewart has signed a new contract at Anfield and that he will spend next season on loan at Swindon Town.

Stewart was previously on the books at Tottenham Hotspur but he moved to Liverpool last summer and appeared 14 times for the Reds’ under-21s.

He has previously played 31 times for Tottenham’s under-21 side but never made his first-team debut for the North London club.

Stewart may be predominantly a right-back but he can also operate on the opposite side of defence or as a holding midfielder if required, and that versatility marks him out as one to watch next season and beyond.

Liverpool recently signed Nathaniel Clyne and the former Southampton player is likely to be the club’s number one right-back when he is fit and available, but Stewart’s time could still come at Anfield, able as he is to solve a number of different problems if called upon.

For now he will be looking ahead to a season in League One, but if he impresses there could yet be a chance that he will break into Liverpool’s senior side further down the line.

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