Smith, who made his debut for the Reds back in 2013, broke the news on Twitter via his official handle
Happy to have signed a new contract at liverpool @LFC ????
— brad smith (@bradsmith_94) November 17, 2015
Ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was allegedly a huge admirer of Smith that following a number of brilliant outings for the club’s youth team. The Northern Irishman rated the defender highly that he handed him a debut against Chelsea in 2013.
And now, new Reds boss Jürgen Klopp is happy with how the player has progressed and is keen to keep Smith at Anfield for long. Meanwhile, Smith’s debut against the Blues was his only senior appearance for Liverpool till date.
A four-time capped Australian international, Smith was farmed out to Swindon on a season-long loan in 2014 but was recalled by Liverpool after making just 10 appearances for the League One side.
It was initially thought Smith’s Reds career was over following Rodgers’ sack in October, but the 21-year has pledged his commitment to the club’s new boss by signing this new deal.
Smith will now hope Klopp considers him for a first team bow in future, just like the German did the likes of Connor Randall and Joao Teixeira.