The Academy has today confirmed that midfielder Liam Coyle has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Captain of Liverpool U18s, the 17-year-old Scouser has been a model of consistency for Neil Critchley's side this season.

The boyhood Red, who lives just up the road from Melwood, made his U18s debut at the age of 15 last term.

Click here to read more about Coyle in our 'Meet the Academy' feature.