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Ben Woodburn has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new long-term contract at Anfield.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene last November, making his senior debut for the Merseyside outfit in a 2-0 victory over Sunderland on home soil.

The forward became the club’s third-youngest debutant in history at 17 years and 42 days old, and three days later took the title of Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer by finding the back of the net in a 2-0 win over Leeds United in the EFL Cup.

Since then, Woodburn has also progressed on the international stage and even scored on his debut for Wales in a World Cup qualifying victory over Austria.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to sign a new contract with Liverpool,” Woodburn told the club’s official website. “This is the club I want to stay at and be here as long as possible. When I was told, all I wanted to do was sign the contract. It feels good. Now I just want to carry on and hopefully show the manager what I can do.

“I think there is loads of room for improvement. I’ve just got to keep working and trying in training every day and hopefully I will improve. Defending and maybe getting a few more goals [are what I want to improve]. Just trying to come in with the first team and play like a first-team player.

“But I think I’ve grown as a player and matured physically and technically, and grown in confidence. For the rest of this season, my aim is just to carry on, try to play as many games for the U19s and first team. Hopefully I will get some more appearances for the first team and progress in the U19s Champions League.”

Woodburn has not made a Premier League appearance yet this season, but did feature in the EFL Cup.