Wisdom signs new deal with Liverpool

Wisdom signs new deal with Liverpool

LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Wisdom signs new deal with Liverpool

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom (R) joings Raheem Sterling, Suso and Jonjo Shelvey as the young players having agreed new deals with the club. REUTERS photo

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has cemented his emergence as a member of the first-team squad by signing a new long-term contract, the Premier League club announced yesterday.

The 19-year-old made his debut in the Europa League earlier this season and an injury to left-back Jose Enrique has enabled him to make 14 appearances so far in the current campaign.

Liverpool did not reveal the length of the contract.

“It was an easy decision to make - as soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands because it’s a great club and I just want to continue to play for Liverpool,” Wisdom said.

In extending his commitment to the club, Wisdom joins Raheem Sterling, Suso, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Brad Jones and Jonjo Shelvey, who have all agreed new deals since the end of last season.

“It’s another great example of a player committing to the club and what we’re trying to achieve under [manager] Brendan [Rodgers],” managing director Ian Ayre told the Liverpool website. “He’s a great young player that has shown a fantastic improvement.”