Liverpool starlet pens long-term contract despite being injured

Date published: Wednesday 11th September 2019 7:39

Paul Glatzel TEAMtalk

Young Liverpool forward Paul Glatzel has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 18-year-old, who only signed his first pro contract with the club in February, has impressed sufficiently to be handed a new deal, despite being injured.

The attacker sustained knee ligament damage in the pre-season clash with Tranmere and is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the club’s first-team training base Melwood – at the request of Jurgen Klopp.

Glatzel told the club’s website: “It’s a great feeling obviously. I’ve been at the club for quite a long time now.

“I was disappointed to get my injury at the start of the season, but it’s a great feeling and it shows that the club has got faith in me. Now I can just focus on my rehab and get back on the pitch.”

Asked about his recovery at Melwood, he said: “It’s massive for me. Being around the place, the atmosphere, it’s massive. It just gives you that boost to see how it works up here with all the players and the staff and how everyone works together.

“It’s good to see and hopefully I can be part of that when I’m back on the pitch.”

Glatzel enjoyed a fine season in 2018/19 netting 28 goals for the under-18s and he can play as a no.9 or in the hole as a playmaker.



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