Liverpool’s big plans for their squad towards a successful second half of the season have seen them decide to hand contract extensions to some of their youth players who have looked promising with their performances thus far this term. Reports from the Anfield say the Reds have signed a new deal with young defender, Brad Smith that will keep him at the club till the foreseeable future. The versatile Austria-born player can excel both as a left back and left winger, meaning he can be deployed in a 3 – 5 – 2 formation if need be.
Smith arrived the Melwood training ground as a 14 year-old after having put up excellent performances as a high schooler while being scouted by Liverpool scouts. The 21 year-old has progressed through the age ranks and youth teams of the Merseyside team, and was a favorite of the former coach, Brendan Rodgers last term.
He was a regular in the youth team but couldn’t break into the main team due to the stiff competition the first team players offer. However, aware that his talent could be further harnessed if he gets regular play, the management decided to sanction a loan deal for him, and he want promptly shipped off to League One side, Swidon Town last season on a season-long loan.
He has since returned this season and was part of the Pre-Season tour, where he put up splendid displays. Although he faces competition for a starting role with Moreno, Klopp is said to be willing to offer him playing opportunities, making the management hand him an improved offer and new deal. The excited Smith took to twitter to announce the deal;
Happy to have signed a new contract at liverpool @LFC ????
— brad smith (@bradsmith_94) November 17, 2015