Layton Stewart is a prolific striker who will start his first year with the U18s in 2019-20.
The Scouser has been at the Academy since the age of seven having been spotted by head of pre-academy recruitment and player retention Ian Barrigan and pre-academy recruitment co-ordinator Steve Gorst.
Stewart made his U18s debut as a schoolboy when he appeared under Steven Gerrard as an U15 player.
Layton celebrated his first start for the U18s with a double strike in a 7-1 win away at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of 2019-20.
He signed his first professional contract with the Reds in February 2020.