By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Liverpool defender Tom Brewitt has signed a new contract with the club, it was announced on Monday morning.
The 19-year-old centre-back will bring up a decade at Anfield next season after formally committing to another deal.
Brewitt has been at Liverpool since the age of 10, has progressed through the youth ranks over the years and has made 50 appearances for the club in the Under-21s Premier League.
He was incorrectly named on the list of released players last week but took to Twitter on Monday to reveal he has penned a new agreement.
Proud to sign another contract @LFC, on to season number 10 ?⚽️ thank you for all of the messages!
— Tom Brewitt (@TomBrewitt5) June 13, 2016
Brewitt, who the Liverpool Under-18s captain at one point, was a central figure in Michael Beale’s Under-21s team that finished seventh in 2015-16.
The youngster has been named in Liverpool’s first-team squad on one occasion – the 4-1 defeat at Arsenal in April 2015 – and has played for England at the Under-17s and Under-16s levels.
He has trained with Jurgen Klopp’s senior squad but he has not yet made his first-team debut.
Brewitt’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of June but he has been retained as the club back his potential to make the breakthrough.
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo last year, the teenager spoke about his love of playing for the team he grew up supporting.
“My family are all Reds and playing for the club you have supported since you were a little boy is huge,” Brewitt told the Echo. “The great thing here is knowing that there’s a pathway to the first team.”
In other Liverpool news, the club have sounded out an Arsenal star about a stunning £50million transfer.