Harry Wilson
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Liverpool have tied up their academy graduate and talented starlet Harry Wilson to a deal after the winger signed his first professional contract.

The 17-year-old is backed to reach great heights after his impressive performances for the Reds' U16 and U18's. He is yet to make an appearance for the senior team, but has already made his debut for the Wales senior team.

Wilson joins six other academy graduates to land the professional contract as the list includes Lawrence Vigouroux, Kevin Stewart, Sergi Canos, Pedro Chirivella, Harry Wilson, Jordan Williams and Sheyi Ojo.

The statement on Liverpool's official website read, "Liverpool Football Club are pleased to announce that seven Academy-based players have signed professional contracts."

"Goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux and defender Kevin Stewart have signed after leaving Tottenham Hotspur. The pair join playmaker Sergi Canos, defensive midfielder Pedro Chirivella and Wales winger Harry Wilson in penning deals."

"Academy duo Jordan Williams and Sheyi Ojo, meanwhile, are signing their new contracts today."

Meanwhile, Wilson expressed his delight after penning his first pro-deal with the Merseyside club.

"Delighted to have signed my first professional contract with Liverpool Football Club. #LFC," Wilson tweeted.

The Welshman was called for the national squad last October and became the youngest player to make a debut for Wales at 16, beating Real Madrid star Gareth Bale's record.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers heaped praise on Wilson's abilities and said the winger will have "a great opportunity" at Anfield if he continues his development.

"To have him here at the club is brilliant. He knows he will have a great opportunity here if he continues to develop at Liverpool. It's important that we just stay calm and let him develop at his own rate," Rodgers explained.