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Liverpool FC: Andre Wisdom Signs New Long-Term Deal

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Andre Wisdom of Liverpool signals during the Barclays Premier Reserve League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Underhill Stadium on March 16, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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Pradeep KumarFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2013

Andre Wisdom has committed his future to Liverpool Football Club by signing a new long-term contract.

Liverpool have not revealed the length of the contract.

Andre Wisdom had the following to say about his decision to stay put to

It was an easy decision to make—as soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands because it's a great club and I just want to continue to play for Liverpool.

Wisdom memorably scored on his debut in a Europa League group fixture versus Young Boys earlier in the season.

He has since gone on to make 14 appearances for the club, eight of which were in the Premier League.

He also talked about the progress that he has made at the club:

I am happy with the progress I've made so far and hopefully I can progress more in the second half of the season and continue to keep playing.

Martin Kelly’s untimely injury and a loss of form to Spaniard Jose Enrique paved the way for Wisdom to break into the team. Glen Johnson temporarily moved to the left while Rodgers brought Wisdom in to guard the right.

Wisdom’s tenacious displays have since attracted appreciation from various quarters including that of the supporters, who now hold the youngster in high regard.

Managing director Ian Ayre believes that it’s a great virtue of the club that it has managed to hold on to its stars and exciting young talent.

It's fantastic news. It's another great example of a player committing to the club and what we're trying to achieve under Brendan.

He's a great young player, shown a fantastic improvement, broken into the first team and made a huge contribution—and rightly so, we've provided him with a new contract and a long-term one.

Getting talent like him, Raheem and others to commit at this point is absolutely essential to the future.

In extending his commitment to the club, Wisdom joins Raheem Sterling, Suso, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Brad Jones and Jonjo Shelvey, who have all agreed new deals since the end of last season.

The 19-year-old full-back is a product of Liverpool’s Academy and has been with the Reds since 2008.

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