Liverpool Agree Deal With Paul Glatzel

Liverpool Agree Deal With Paul Glatzel

Paul Glatzel has signed his first professional contract with the club.

The Liverpool under-18s captain has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season and scored on his first appearance for the under-23s team against West Ham on Monday evening.

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Having formed a prolific partnership with Bobby Duncan – Steven Gerrard's cousin – at under-18 level, the highly-rated young forward is being tipped to eventually challenge for a first-team birth at Anfield having been invited at training with the senior stars at Melwood on a regular basis.

Paul Glatzel Liverpool deal

Born in Liverpool to two German parents, Glatzel – who turned 18 on Wednesday – has played for Germany at under-15 and under-16 levels, as well as for England at youth levels too.

The contract comes after Glatzel battled back from a broken leg to make it at Liverpool.

Liverpool academy director Alex Inglethorpe told the Liverpool Echo: “Paul fell off the radar probably when he was about 14 or 15.

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“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.”

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