Liverpool announce Luke Chambers has signed a new contract
Liverpool have confirmed that bright young defender Luke Chambers has signed a new contract with The Reds.
The 18-year-old signed his first professional contract a year ago, but he had such a good season that Jurgen Klopp’s side have handed him a fresh deal.
Liverpool confirmed the news via their website on Tuesday morning (26 July), though they did not disclose the length of the contract.
Reds fans will already be familiar with Chambers after the left-back starred in their pre-season tour of Thailand and Singapore.
Chambers started in the heavy defeat to Manchester United as well as coming on as a substitute against Crystal Palace.
Despite turning 18 just over a month ago, Chambers is already making a strong impression at Liverpool.
He was a regular in the Under-18 Premier League last season, making 20 appearances as Liverpool finished second in the northern division.
Chambers also established himself as Liverpool’s main penalty taker despite being a defender, scoring nine goals in all competitions last season.
This included two goals in three appearances in the FA Youth Cup, including a goal as The Reds narrowly lost to Chelsea in the fifth round.
Ian Foster also included him in his England U19s squad that emerged victorious from this summer’s U19 European Championships, with Chambers coming on in the final as a substitute.
The young star has made a splash in the first team this summer, with senior left-back Kostas Tsimikas singling him out for praise in an interview with the Liverpool website.
Tsmikas said Chambers was a very impressive and focused player, high praise from someone who made 26 appearances for Klopp’s cup double winning team.
He made three appearances in the Under-23s last season, and he is set to make an even greater impression in the Premier League 2 next season.
In other Liverpool news, Reds target Jude Bellingham captained Borussia Dortmund in a friendly.