KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 10, 2019: Liverpool's Elijah Dixon-Bonner during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Elijah Dixon-Bonner extends contract with Liverpool

Liverpool under-23 regular Elijah Dixon-Bonner has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club.

The 18-year-old midfielder has seen his rise at the club rewarded with a new deal, 21 months after signing his first professional contract with the Reds.

Dixon-Bonner joined Liverpool in 2015 from Arsenal, where he went on to link up with Steven Gerrard’s under-18s outfit in 2017/18 before moving up to the U23s under the tutelage of Neil Critchley.

The youngster has since donned the captain’s armband on numerous occasions for Critchley’s side having been rewarded for his ever-growing maturity and rise in performance levels.

He was a member of last season’s Youth Cup-winning side under Barry Lewtas, where he safely dispatched a penalty in the shootout against Man City in the final.

Dixon-Bonner has since continued to add goals and creativity from the middle of the park to his game, with a total of three goals in 12 appearances at under-23 level in 2019/20 so far.

Moreover, he is also a member of Liverpool’s UEFA Youth League side who currently sit join-top with four of the six group games played, where he has been a member of the starting XI in all four.

Upon the announcement of his new deal, Dixon-Bonner took to Instagram to share his joy, writing: “Delighted to extend my stay with this great club. Thank you to all fans for your continued support. The hard work continues!”

ACCRINGTON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Liverpool's Elijah Dixon-Bonner celebrates scoring the first goal during the English Football League Trophy Northern Group B match between Accrington Stanley and Liverpool FC at the Crown Ground. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 18-year-old has also taken part in the Reds’ EFL Trophy campaign with the under-21s, where he led the team out and scored in their final group game in a 5-2 defeat at Accrington Stanley.

A new contract signifies his importance and level of contribution to the club having become a mainstay and heavily relied upon member throughout the academy ranks.