Liverpool News: Reds Sign Three Youth Academy Stars, Morgan, Belford and Sama

Sean BabcockCorrespondent IIJuly 2, 2011

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Liverpool fans show their support prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Birmingham City at Anfield on April 23, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool FC have confirmed today on their club website the signing of three Youth Academy players: Adam Morgan, Tyrell Belford and Stephen Sama.  The new contracts are a positive sign of the current state of Liverpool's youth program.

Morgan and Belford are currently in Mexico with the England U-17 squad.  Morgan, a left-footed star in the striker position, has already recorded one goal to help England advance to the quarterfinals.  

Tyrell Belford, on the other hand, who plays the keeper position in the footsteps of his father Dale Belford, has yet to make a start in the tournament but is regarded by his teammates as being controlling of his box and lightning-fast at saving shots.

The youngsters' next match on international duty will be on Monday, July 4th, against a strong German side.

Sama, a Cameroon-born 2009 acquisition from Borussia Dortmund at age 16, plays a defensive position for his academy squad.  While his ability on the pitch raised some questions in the early months of his acquisition, Sama has grown into a strong and athletic center back with room for growth to spare.

Under the new contracts, Adam Morgan and Stephen Sama will remain with the club until June 2014.  Tyrell Belford, however, only signed a two-year contract, extending to the end of June 2013.

Expect these three youngsters to be a positive influence in some way for Liverpool FC over the next few years.