“The 18-year-old striker put pen to paper on the deal at Melwood on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation from a long-term knee issue sustained during the Reds’ pre-season friendly at Tranmere Rovers on July 11.”

The player himself said:

“I was disappointed to get my injury at the start of the season, but it’s a great feeling and it shows that the club has got faith in me.”

“Now I can just focus on my rehab and get back on the pitch.”

“I’ve been at the club for so long and I just want to keep going and see where it takes me.”

“Hopefully I can crack on now and keep going. The contract makes it easier.”

“Mentally, it’s good to be able to focus on the rehab and know that there’s people that have faith in me.”

“They know I’ll come back from my injury stronger and I’ll be ready when I’m back on the pitch.”

Prior to his injury, Glatzel scored 28 goals last season for Liverpool’s U18’s, and even clinched the FA youth cup top scorers award, with eight goals.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: Paul Glatzel the captain of Liverpool lifts the FA Youth Trophy after victory in the FA Youth Cup Final between Manchester City and Liverpool at Manchester City Football Academy on April 25, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)