Liverpool have rewarded highly-rated academy trio Lloyd Jones, Ryan Fulton and Daniel-Trickett Smith with their first professional contracts.
Centre back Jones, pictured above, was named as a substitute for the Premier League match at Fulham towards the end of the season after an outstanding season for the academy at under 18’s and under 21’s level.
Goalkeeper Fulton is especially highly-rated by academy observers and regarded as the best keeper to come through the academy for some time.
Midfielder Dan Trickett-Smith was signed last summer from Crewe and has made a huge impact at youth level and gave Liverpool a different dimension to their attack this season.
Jones and Trickett-Smith expressed their delight via their personal twitter feeds this afternoon.
Great feeling to sign a Professional contract with Liverpool today!
— Lloyd Jones (@lloydjones51) July 3, 2013
Great feeling to have sign my professional contract with Liverpool FC today!
— DanielTrickett-Smith (@TrickettSmith) July 3, 2013