Liverpool youngster Tom Brewitt signs new deal

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The Reds defender has agreed a new long-term contract with his hometown club.

England U16's Ryan Ledso, Jordan Rossiter and Tom Brewitt celebrate victory with the Sky Sports Victory ShieldEngland U16's Ryan Ledso, Jordan Rossiter and Tom Brewitt celebrate victory with the Sky Sports Victory Shield

Liverpool youngster Tom Brewitt has signed a new long-term deal, the club's website has revealed.

The 19-year-old defender, who has featured for England at Under-17 level and is a member of Liverpool's Under-21 side, has been at Anfield since the age of 11 according to He travelled with the first team squad for their match against Arsenal in April 2015, but is still yet to make his debut.

The Reds have been unable to keep hold of a couple of the young players on their books who are eager for first team action over the last few months, but Brewitt took to Twitter after signing his new contract to express his pride.  

Both Jerome Sinclair and Jordan Rossiter were very highly thought of at Anfield, but the club were unable to sign them to new contracts with their present deals expiring this summer. Sinclair, who arrived from West Brom in 2011 is set to move to Watford when his deal expires at the start of July, while local lad Rossiter will head to Scottish giants Rangers despite spending 13 of his 19 years with Liverpool.

However, despite the departures of two of the Reds' most promising youngsters, boss Jurgen Klopp has shown a willingness to utilise talented players from the younger groups this season, with the likes of Kevin Stewart, Brad Smith and Connor Randall all registering solid minutes.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Clearly Klopp feels that Brewitt is someone that can continue to develop and push on to challenge for a squad place. And given the opportunities the former Dortmund manager has afforded some, it is understandable that the defender has chosen to extend his time with his hometown club.

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