Liverpool to hand new contract to midfielder Ben Woodburn

Woodburn has made just nine first-team appearances, but Liverpool have seemingly been spurred into action due to the teenager’s emergence on the international stage with Wales.

Last weekend, the 17-year-old scored five minutes into his debut against Austria – a strike which proved to be the winning goal – before the youngster provided an assist during the latter stages of the victory in Moldova.

Woodburn still has two years remaining on his existing deal but according to The Guardian, Jurgen Klopp wants to hand the player a long-term contract at the earliest opportunity, which will come when the wideman turns 18 next month.

Despite his heroics for his national team, Woodburn is expected to remain on the periphery of the Liverpool squad but with the club competing in four competitions, chances are likely to arise throughout the campaign.

Woodburn has only played a few minutes of football for Liverpool since making his one and only Premier League start against Stoke City on April 8.

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