By Amir Mir
Kevin Stewart has agreed a new deal with Liverpool as the Reds look to the future by negotiating several more contracts with the club’s youngsters, according to a report.
The Daily Mail have reported that midfielder Stewart has settled the terms of a new contract that runs until 2021, despite only signing his last contract in February.
The 23-year-old, who has made several first-team appearances since then has convinced manager Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy to improve his terms which reflect his new status.
London-born Stewart has made five appearances in all competitions for Klopp’s side, and has been hailed for his energy, tackling and ball retention – all of which make him a natural fit for Klopp’s style of play.
It is also said the Merseyside club are looking to the future, with highly-rated local youngsters, Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold close to confirming new contracts.
Winger Woodburn, 17, has featured on six occasions for Liverpool’s Under-23s this season, scoring four goals and providing five assists and it will be his first professional contract.
Midfielder Alexander-Arnold, 18, has featured for the England-Under 18s, scoring two goals and supplying two assists in five appearances in the Premier League 2 this term.
The Reds are currently second in the Premier League, with 20 points after nine games, behind Arsenal on goal difference.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Michael Owen declares his love for the Anfield club, in a Twitter battle with Wayne Rooney.