Liverpool are set to offer Ben Woodburn a new long-term deal when he turns 18 next month, reports The Guardian.
The forward caught the eye with two match-winning contributions for Wales in their World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Austria.
And now Liverpool are keen to ensure Woodburn’s future is at Anfield for the foreseeable future.
Woodburn is only 12 months into the three-year deal he signed after turning 17 last October – his first professional contract and the maximum length of time he could sign for at that age. However, the Liverpool academy graduate becomes eligible to sign a five-year deal on his 18th birthday on 15 October and the club are set to reward his progress under Jürgen Klopp with a lucrative new contract.
The Chester-born forward, who has represented Wales from under-15s level upwards, became the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool’s history last season when he netted in a League Cup quarter‑final defeat of Leeds United. He made nine appearances in total for Klopp’s team last season but has yet to make a matchday squad this term.