Liverpool’s exciting young striker Paul Glatzel has signed his first professional contract with his boyhood club.
The U18’s captain has put pen to paper, with Liverpool bosses rewarding the youngster’s hard work this season.
The German youth international, who netted his 22nd goal of the season during last week’s FA Youth Cup win over Wigan Athletic, has formed a dangerous partnership with fellow academy player Bobby Duncan and the pair of them are leading the way in the scoring charts.
At such a young age, the striker has already been able to represent the U23s and even trained with the first team at Melwood. With the Reds clearly rating Glatzel highly, he is sure to be a name to remember for the future.
Glatzel, who has been at the academy since Under 9 level, has suffered his fair share of injury problems despite being in the early stages of his playing career.
Academy Director, Alex Inglethorpe said whilst speaking to The Echo:
“Paul fell off the radar probably when he was about 14 or 15.
“It happens with some lads, you go through your growth spurt and he couldn’t have had any more bad luck really.
“It was one thing after another culminating in him breaking his leg. The support staff and the fitness coaches have been great in just monitoring his load a little bit throughout the year so he’s got stronger and stronger as we’ve gone on.
“He’s been on both England and Germany camps at youth level so if he’s lucky enough he’ll have a big choice to make at some point.”
With the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, an academy graduate, establishing himself as a first team regular, the Reds will hope that Glatzel can follow in his footsteps.