Photo: ‘Popular’ Defender All-smiles After Agreeing Deal with Liverpool

Liverpool have rewarded academy defender Tom Clayton with a professional contract merited by his fine form.

The young lad who was given his U18 debut by former coach Steven Gerrard in the 2017-2018 season has been recognized for his contribution with a contract.

Tom Clayton who joined Liverpool at U9 level went on to make 19 appearances for Gerrard led Liverpool U18 last season by playing the whole 90 minutes in 15 league appearances.

This term, Tom has made 14 appearances in all competitions under coach Barry Lewtas who replaced Gerrard in the summer. That way continuing his impressive development which has led to this deal.

In September, amid the team rise to the table, he wore the captain’s armband as they demolished Newcastle United 4-1 which ensure they were league leaders.

On the international scene, the player’s impressive form earned him a debut call up to the Scotland U19 set up in the defeat to Poland. He also got calls to feature in U19 championship against Sweden and San Marino.

Currently side-lined with a foot injury that will require a season-ending surgery, the player was delighted to have signed his first professional contract on his twitter handle.