Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has signed a new five-year contract with the club, ahead of his promotion to the first-team squad in 2018/19.
The 18-year-old turned down advances from RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach among others to put pen to paper on his first professional deal.
This serves as a major show of faith from the manager, which was crucial in convincing the teenager to remain on Merseyside.
Speaking to LiverpoolFC.com on the announcements of his new contract, Brewster attested to the familial approach of the club as a defining factor in his decision:
“It feels great. I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time now and I think it’s the right moment for me and my family.
“I’m looking forward to getting back fit and making some appearances.
“Since I got here the club has been amazing to me and treated me like family.
“It seems like I’ve been here my whole life, to be honest. It’s coming up to my fifth season now.
“I [still] remember my first training session. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to get started.”
Brewster is not expected to take part in any of Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies, with his return pencilled in for the end of the year.
But having committed his long-term future to the Reds he can set his sights on a senior debut in the second half of the campaign.