Defender signs new Reds contract

Liverpool’s 18-year-old Spanish defender Daniel Ayala has signed a new deal with the club to keep him at Anfield until at least 2012.

The youngster made his first appearance for the first team on the opening day of the season in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Due to and injury to Martin Skrtel, Ayala made two more appearances for the Reds before settling back into John McMahon’s Reserves team.

Signed in 2007 from La Liga side Sevilla, Ayala has been one of the men to watch for the Liverpool Reserves this season.