Paul Glatzel, Liverpool’s highly rated academy forward, has signed a new six year deal with the Anfield club.
The 18 year old injured his knee in pre-season training, and is currently undergoing a rehabilitation programme, but has still been given his new contract, just seven months after he signed his first professional deal.
Glatzel scored 28 goals for Liverpool’s under-18 side last season, and was part of the successful team that lifted the FA Youth Cup. He has been at the club since joining the pre-academy U6 side, and can play either as a loan striker or drop back further to operate as a playmaker.
The child of two German parents, Glatzel is eligible to play for both Germany and England.
Liverpool will be glad to have tied-down Glatzel to a new contract, and to have avoided the type of drama which saw another of their talented young players, Bobby Duncan leave the club in acrimonious circumstances for Fiorentina at the end of the transfer window.
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