Kevin Stewart has agreed a new contract with Liverpool today.
The 22-year-old signed for the Reds in 2014, arriving from Tottenham Hotspur, and he has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Anfield.
The versatile midfielder-cum-defender has been earmarked by head coach Jurgen Klopp as a key player for the Reds, and he made his debut in the FA Cup third round tie against Exeter.
He went on to play every minute of Liverpool’s FA Cup run, as they were knocked out in the fourth round by West Ham.
His Premier League debut came last week, playing the final 25 minutes of the Reds’ 6-0 win over Aston Villa.
He is clearly highly rated by Klopp, and his recent performances suggest that the head coach has been correct to promote Stewart to the first-team already.
The youngster is currently nursing an injury that will keep him out until next month, but it is expected that Stewart will feature more and more as the season wears on.
Following the news, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to praise the club for handing Stewart a much-deserved deal to extend his stay on Merseyside. One fan even said that Stewart could be Liverpool's Eric Dier, the player currently in Tottenham's defensive midfield - the position Stewart would have wanted to take at White Hart Lane.
Stewart can be our Dier. Which is funny considering Spurs gave him up in the first place #LFC— Simon Cooper (@BadgerCooper) February 23, 2016
Huge congrats to Kevin Stewart on getting a new 4 yr. contract from #LFC! Very much deserved.— Mile High Kop (@milehighkop) February 23, 2016
New 4 year contract for Kevin Stewart is definitely a good deal. A solid player with great potential to get better with more exposure. #LFC— LFC Berta (@brockroff) February 23, 2016
Good to see Liverpool awarding Kevin Stewart with a new deal after his recent performances #LFC— joshua bunting (@Distillerymad) February 23, 2016
Happy Kevin Stewart has signed a new deal as he looks like a good talent. Kevin played when called upon #LFC— King kloppo (@Anarky187) February 23, 2016
Thoroughly deserved contract extension for Kevin Stewart.— kop in full voice (@LFC_Klopped) February 23, 2016
Fantastic news that Stewart has signed a new deal! Hope he comes back from injury stronger and cements his place in the squad #LFC— Matt (@Anfield_Maestro) February 23, 2016
Great news that Stewart has signed a new contract. Klopp has clearly been impressed by his recent performances. Fair play to the lad. #LFC— Mitchell Scarvaci (@MitchScarvaci) February 23, 2016