Abdi Sharif Signs Contract Extension at Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 07: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Abdi Sharif of Liverpool during pre-season training at Melwood Training Ground on July 7, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Exciting teenager Abdi Sharif has agreed a contract extension at Liverpool. The 19-year-old is one of Liverpool’s brightest prospects, but a serious knee injury has seen the 2019/20 season wiped out. However, Liverpool have extended his deal and it continues Sharif’s long-standing relationship with Liverpool.

Abdi Sharif Signs Liverpool Contract Extension

Liverpool announced via their website that Abdi Sharif has agreed a contract extension. The Reds have extended Sharif’s contract by a further twelve months following a year which has seen Sharif miss the entire season through injury.

The 19-year-old is seen as one of Liverpool’s brightest prospects having climbed through the academy. He had already achieved success with the Reds helping the Under 18s win the FA Cup youth cup.

Sharif has been with the club since the age of six and an official academy player since the age of nine. He suffered a serious knee injury after signing his first professional contract. Sharif is currently continuing his rehabilitation and is hopeful of making a return to football soon.

Speaking to the Liverpool website about his contract extension, Sharif said “It meant the world to me, signing a new extension”

“I don’t think you get the opportunity to play for an amazing football club like Liverpool too often, so I was excited to sign.”

“The staff that’s been around me throughout my injury, I can’t thank them enough, there’s so many to name.”

“I just want to thank all of them for being there for me and I just can’t wait to get back at it and give everything that I have.”

Liverpool Continuing to Utilise Their Academy

Sharif’s contract extension highlights Liverpool growing intentions of utilising their academy. Their academy has been hugely successful over the years bringing through the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and more recently Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Sharif could be yet another talent to breakthrough into the first team in years to come. His contract extension highlights the faith Liverpool have in him and their academy.

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